Health officials in Moroto using motorcycle ambulances for boda boda business.

By Stephen Ariong

Health officials in Moroto district are using the motorcycle ambulances donated by UNFPA for boda boda business.
On 20th May 2015 UNFPA donated 28 motorcycle ambulances to all the health centers in the seven districts in Karamoja sub region.
The move was aimed at saving lives of expectant mothers and children in villages that are far from the health centers.
While handing over the ambulances to Moroto district authority in 2015 Steven Muzinguzi the then the UNFPA representative Moroto office urged health officials to put to good use the ambulances.

However, his call seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

Moroto Chief Administrative Officer Jackchan Gwokito says he is not aware that the health officials are misusing the equipment’s and has asked the police to investigate the matter.