ELECTIONS: Ministry of Health Deploys Ambulances Around Kampala

The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) and the Elders Forum of Uganda (TEFU) have appealed to all Presidential candidates and all other candidates to refrain from acts of provocation, try malady intimidation or revenge during and after the general elections which is scheduled for Thursday, February 18.

Addressing the media at IRCU offices in Namirembe-Kampala, IRCU Ag Chairperson, Sheikh Ramadhan Mubajje urged all candidates to accept the outcomes of the election results as will be announced by the Electoral Commission (EC) to avoid violence.

“In every election, there is a winner and a loser. In recognizing this however, we are very conscious that during the campaigns and Presidential debates, there has been a growing consensus that there will be greater benefit for the country, for all candidates to find some way of working together rather than the common practice of the winner taking it all,” Mubajje observed.

“We therefore would like to lay this burden onto the aspiring presidential candidates, to exercise magnanimity by the winner embracing the others for the stability and Development of mother Uganda; and for losers to concede defeat so that there is peace and harmony after the elections,”

Mubajje urged Ugandans to be tolerant to each other despite the differences in the candidates they support, “remembering that we all need each other to be able to build our mother country Uganda.”

“Uganda is our Motherland and is a place where each one of us must have the space to live in peace and realize our dreams and those of our children; no one should wish the other away, because they support a different political party.”

“We should not allow Political Party loyalty to stand in the way of national solidarity; we therefore appeal to every citizen to and all key institutions to make responsible choices that will lead to a credible, peaceful, free and fair election, thereby saving ourselves from any undesirable consequences.”
The Ministry of Health has Wednesday deployed a total of 9 new ambulances in the Kampala metropolitan area, cialis 40mg ahead of the general elections that begin Thursday morning.

This Dr. Asuman Lukwago the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health says this is aimed at ensuring rapid response in case of emergencies.

According to a statement released on Wednesday, ambulance the ambulances will be manned by professional officers and drivers to offer emergency care to the casualties within the respective locations.

The 9 ambulances will carry out evacuations  during the day and night in areas that include; Bweyogerere, cheapest Kawempe, Nateete, Kajansi, Wandegeya, Nansana and Katwe.

“These ambulances have been deployed to ease the safety and referral of persons who could need emergency care of any kind.

Upcountry hospitals have also been instructed to avail their ambulances in their respective regions,” said Dr. Lukwago said in the statement.

Those in need of emergency medical assistance will call the numbers; 0414 342 223 or 0711 042 193 to have the nearest ambulance sent to them.

The rising temperatures in the political situation as Uganda heads ino one of the most contested elections in history, analysts and political figures have predicted possible incidents of post election violence. The deployment of these ambulances offers an effective measure to deal with such a scenario.


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