Government presents tricycle ambulances to MMDAs in Northern Region

The government has handed over tricycle ambulances to all the 16 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the to help improve health care delivery in communities.  

The tricycle ambulances, numbering 32, were shared equally amongst the MMDAs with each receiving two. 

Alhaji Shani Alhassan Saibu, Northern Regional Minister, who handed them over to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives for onward distribution to the needed health facilities, said they were useful in view of the region's terrain. 

Alhaji Saibu said even though the government had procured ambulances for all the constituencies across the country, “we still need the services of the tricycles because of the deprived nature of the region.” 

He said the government was working to ensure that every health facility had an ambulance to enhance the health of the people.  

Mr Sule Salifu, Metropolitan Chief Executive, who spoke on behalf of the MMDCEs after receiving the tricycle ambulances, said they would be given to mostly Compounds for the benefit of the people.  

He commended the government for prioritising the health care needs of the people. 

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