Minister Banyenzaki Fights With Locals Over Ambulance

Minister Henry Banyenzaki

A bitter row has erupted between the State Minister for economic monitoring Henry Banyenzaki and the Ruhija Health centre III administration and locals over an ambulance.

The squabble erupted on Wednesday during a meeting held at Ruhija health centre III intended to discuss the fate of the ambulance donated by a local politician.

The ambulance in question, sildenafil ambulance a Toyota Land cruiser Prado registration number UAM 739J was donated by Ruhija Sub County District Councilor, online Christopher Ngabirano in December 2014 to help the residents in medical emergencies.

However, remedy mid this year during a meeting the locals unanimously agreed to exchange it with another vehicle which can easily be maintained and they informed the minster about the decision.

Councilor Chris Ngabirano hands over the ambulance to the health center in 2014

Councilor Chris Ngabirano handed over the ambulance to the health center in 2014

On November 10th this year, they met Banyenzaki who accepted and exchanged it with a Noah registration number UAT 284Q.

However the locals accuse the minister for retaining both vehicles and also claiming to be the donor yet it was an exchange.

The Health centre in-charge Ruth Mpirirwe Lucky says that on November 11th 2015 when they were registering the vehicle in the books of the district, Banyenzaki admitted that the vehicle has been exchanged with that of Ngabirano. She however wonders how he would change his statement afterwards.

The sub county councilor Chris Ngabirano said that handed out the ambulance to help his people and that he was shocked to hear the minister claim its ownership.

Ngabirano handed over the vehicle to Ruhija Health Center III during a thanksgiving ceremony following the expansion of Katooma Catholic Church building held at the Church in Ruhija Sub County.

However, while speaking to our reporter on phone Minister Banyenzaki said purchased the land cruiser from Ngabirano at Shs 3 million after it broke down, before he donated his Toyota Noah to the hospital, which he purchased at Shs million.


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