GSA Reacts To Media Report

The attention of the Administration of the General Services Agency has been drawn to the bizarre allegation levied by few media outlets to the effect that the General Services Agency has failed to account for one Hundred 100 Ebola vehicles.

The General Services Agency sees this smear campaign as a shock as it is in receipt of in audit report from the Internal Audit Agency in which none of the 382 vehicles reported by the General Services Agency, Ministry of Health and the National Task Force on Ebola reported missing and of the 134 motorcycles reported, only one was reported stolen in Margibi County.

Because the normal health care delivery program could not be hampered by the audit, few vehicles especially ambulances could not be physca1ly verified at the time of the initial audit but the Internal Audit Agency has confirmed that authorities at the Ministry of Health have since taken action and begun gathering them for physical verification.

The release mentioned that the audit report-was clear that vehicles and motorcycles purchased or donated to support the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease who plunged the Country into a state of panic, are generally in good condition and cc properly managed. To date, none of the Local or International donor partners reported abuse or misuse of vehicles or other assets donated during the health crisis.

‘The release quotes GSA’s Acting Director General, Atty. J. Cole Bangalu as saying at moment, the GSA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is assembling Ebola vehicles at the SKD Complex as mandated by the President more than a month ago and this exert is currently ongoing.

The release concludes by calling on the media to verify all Government fleet related information with the GSA. While the General Services Agency remains a professional arm of Government involved with the management of GOL assets with transparency accountability, it is cautioning the media and the public at large to guide against falsities and persuasions that are not only pestilential and diabolical but very inimical.