Youth in Yapei in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region have given a three-day ultimatum to some seven newly posted staff of the Ghana Ambulance Service to return their new ambulance under the one constituency, one ambulance program, start work in the district or face their wrath.
The ultimatum, which is being led by the Assemblymember for Yapei Electoral Area, Iddi Kamel, starts from Saturday, March 7 to Monday, March 9, 2020.
In an interview with JoyNews’ Savannah Regional correspondent, Isaac Nongya at Yapei, the youth said the behaviour of the ambulance service staff was unacceptable.
They accused the staff of making unreasonable demands including asking for a seven-bedroom apartment and an office accommodation before reporting to the district with the ambulance to work.
They tell JoyNews, in spite of the difficulties, the community has managed to secure a three-unit bedroom self-contained quarters for three staff and a temporal office but the staff remain adamant to come and render service to the people.
“We are very disappointed in the ambulance service because we have made everything possible for them to resume work here but unfortunately since they reported they haven’t returned to post. we want to make this very clear to them that whatever we have done is enough. by Monday if we don’t see the ambulance here we are going to storm the district office,” Iddi Kamel, the Assemblyman for Yapei Electoral Area said.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports indicate the decision by the ambulance service staff is backed by the Savannah Regional Director of the Ghana Ambulance Services.
According to sources, the Director is concerned about the working conditions of his staff and has refused to allow them work within a community that has not provided all their basic needs.
But attempts by JoyNews to reach out to the Savannah Regional Director for the Ghana Ambulance Services for his comment have proved futile.