Cassava Smartech, which is spun off from Econet recently has acquired MARS Ambulance service, saving it from bankruptcy.
Announcing the buying of one of Zimbabwe’s most known Ambulance company brands, Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe CEO, Eddie Chibi said:
“We would like to ensure that the service comes back to international standards and become the flag bearer in that industry. It will also service our EcoSure customer base, which is over 2 million strong.
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“We want to put all ambulances on Vaya Ambulance so that it is easy for anyone to get an ambulance. Even planes and helicopters will be available for medical transfers. MARS will be one of those services,”
Mars was placed under voluntary judicial management in February 2013 in terms of the High Court Order HC 819/13, granted in Harare. Before being placed under judicial management, it had succumbed to a myriad of operational challenges including ballooning debts.
More: The Herald