BY JOHN OGULEI
SERERE: WEDNESDAY, 25 AUGUST 2021
The Member of Parliament for Pingire County in Serere district has decided to use part of his salary to secure an ambulance for his electorates.
Fred Opolot, who also was a former Executive Director of Uganda Media Centre, made the revelation while speaking to Media at his country home in Pingire County.
Opolot said he was compelled to acquire the ambulance following numerous calls from the residents across the county in need of transport to evacuate their loved ones to hospital within the district or to Soroti.
“I have decided to secure an ambulance for my voters using my salary because both service delivery and legislation are important,” Said Opolot.
He did not disclose the cost of the ambulance but said that as a representative of the common people, he is inclined to help whoever is in need in his constituency including expectant mothers who do not have transport to the hospitals.
“At night, mothers would call me on the phone while others would run to me personally seeking help in terms of transport. I sacrificed to transport such mothers using my own car to health facilities and one time, an expectant mother almost gave birth in my vehicle,” claimed the politician.
Opolot’s ambulance comes at a time when another area legislator for Serere County, Bishop Patrick Okabe donated two ambulances to his constituency.
The ambulance will serve all people despite their political lines and will be handed to the district once the clearing processes are done, according to Opolot.