BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
MASINDI: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021
Masindi district has received three of the 282 pickup trucks that President Yoweri Museveni recently commissioned.
The vehicles arrived over the weekend according to Fiona Sanyu, the Chief Administrative Officer Masindi.
She explained that one vehicle is for Masindi hospital, the other to serve Masindi municipality and the last car will traverse the district.
The pickup trucks are expected to boost the work of the ministry of health in both surveillance, and other duties.
President Museveni disclosed at the flagging off ceremony last week that the vehicles belong to people, and they were bought with the money people donated to the government during the first Covid-19 fundraising drive. “I wanted the money to go to things that we can see,” he adds.
The president also noted that the decision by selfless Ugandans to give to this cause is a reaffirmation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) doctrine.
“We have always believed in the capacity of Africans to solve their problems. The spirit of self-sufficiency is the correct way, and these 282 vehicles are from that spirit,” he said.
The Head of State appreciated everyone who made a contribution, and the committee that steered the success of this project.
“I now direct that these vehicles are put to better use for the general benefit of our people,” he said then.