Turkey donates two ambulances to Harar
Addis Ababa ISTANBUL / Anadolu Agency
Enver Arpa, head of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), said Ankara would continue to enhance relations with Ethiopia. AA photoThe Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) has donated two fully-equipped ambulances to the Ethiopian town of Harar, east of Addis Ababa.
“When receiving the ambulances, I recalled those who lost their lives before they reached health institutions due to the shortage of ambulances,” Harari Regional State Deputy Chief Regasa Kefale said at a formal delivery ceremony.
Kefale told the Anadolu Agency that “as the ambulances are well equipped to provide medical care to patients, they will help save the lives of many people, in particular women.”
“The Turkish government has carried out commendable activities in the social sector, in particular in safe water provision and the education sectors,” the Ethiopian official said.
For his part, Mohamed Ahmed, head of the ancient town’s health bureau, lauded the Turkish government for its contributions.
“The Turkish act was so fast to support those who are in need… They lived up to their word,” Ahmed said.
Enver Arpa, head of TİKA’s Middle East and Africa department, said Ankara would do its utmost to enhance existing relations with Ethiopia.