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Ugandan MP: Museveni has more cars than ambulances attached to public hospitals

By Winnie Mabel January 26th, 2024 2 min read

A Ugandan Parliamentarian, Honorable Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the representative of Kira Municipality, took on the largesse enjoyed by President Yoweri Museveni in comparison to the languishing state of public hospitals that lack adequate numbers of ambulances.

In a report by Daily Monitor, MP Nganda was quoted saying that President Museveni had over 600 vehicles at his disposal yet public facilities had a little under 200 vehicles.

“There are people in this Parliament who claim to love President Museveni more than Dr.Kizza Besigye who treated him when they were fighting in Luweero. Even if you are one of them, you cannot justify the President keeping 266 vehicles at his residence (State House) and 400 vehicles under his office yet the total number of ambulances in public facilities is 178. The convoy alone is 69 vehicles,” claimed Mr Nganda.

President Museveni continues to enjoy presidential privilege since he ascended to power 40 years ago after leading a coup against Uganda’s former ruler. Twice he has changed Uganda’s Constitution to remove the presidential term limits and the age limit to enable himself to continue his rule over the landlocked country.

During his reign, his government continues to be accused of violating human rights such as kidnapping and torturing political detractors, passing harsh laws against the queer community that the West finds repulsive as well as oppression of opposition allied politicians including Kizza Besigye and Robert Kyagulanyi who endured multiple arrests to silence them and dim their political light.

Despite all these, and other Ugandan issues including severe famine continuously claiming lives in the North East, rampant corruption in government and Parliament as well as high rates of unemployment, President Museveni thinks that his nation is on track to become a world superpower country. He said this during a televised national address on the 38th anniversary of the National Resistance Army’s anniversary following its coup success in 1986.

He lauded Uganda for building facilities to host the Non-Aligned Movement and G77 plus China summits in Kampala, a fete he said a Russian delegate had told him only superpowers could achieve.

“Uganda is still on the way to becoming a superpower but it will soon be there because the base is already laid,” said President Museveni earlier this week.

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