Police have warned they are going to start impounding privately owned ambulances misused by their managers.
According to the Spokesperson Fred Enanga, police have received several reports showing how ambulances, especially those owned by politicians, are being misused to meet the goals of the owners like violating curfew.
“We are conducting a major operation on the misuse of ambulances, especially those that are privately owned,” Enanga said while addressing the press at Central Police Headquarters in Naguru on Monday.
“Field reports indicate that the private ambulances, especially those owned by politicians, are being misused by their proprietors and managers in Kampala where you find that during curfew hours, for their selfish gains, they are involved in transporting people as patients, including revelers from bars,” he added.
He noted that Police also got intelligence information that sometimes opposition MPs use some of these ambulances to move after the meetings held during curfew hours.
“So, we are sending out a warning to the owners of these private ambulances that they need to take interest in monitoring the movements of the ambulances otherwise they are going to get impounded and it will inconvenience the communities that depend on them for health emergencies,” Enanga said.