A Ugandan Minister is nonchalantly defending reclaiming an ambulance she donated following her election loss.
Evelyn Anite, the Minister of State for Privatization and Investment, remains resolute in her decision to reclaim an ambulance she had previously donated after her electoral defeat.
The Unyielding Politician
In 2020, Evelyn Anite sought a parliamentary seat in Koboko District, Northern Region of Uganda. She then donated an ambulance as part of her campaign to enhance access to healthcare facilities for expectant mothers, aiming to reduce maternal mortality and home deliveries. This initiative was crucial to her campaign in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primary elections.
However, Anite faced disappointment when she lost the party primaries. In response to her defeat, she controversially took back the donated ambulance, a move confirmed by district health officials.
Ugandan Minister Evelyn Anite Justifies Reclaiming Her Ambulance
Africa Fact Zone revisited this incident, which surprisingly caught the attention of Minister Evelyn Anite. She responded with determination:
“@AfricaFactsZone, Thank you for bringing this up. First, it’s true I took back my ambulance & I have no apologies for that. Why did I do it? It’s because they didn’t vote for me. So did you expect me to walk away with nothing? Galatians 6:7 A man reaps what he sows.”
One social media user criticised Anite for her lack of remorse, and the Minister responded with unwavering energy:
“Just like the voters, like seriously why would you vote out someone who has given you an ambulance? I am shameless to the extent that I sold it.”
Anite’s admission embarrassed many, as she boldly acknowledged withdrawing the ambulance while still holding her ministerial position. She revealed the emotional toll of her election loss:
” My dear you are not even feeling the pain I went through after losing elections. what makes you think what they did to me was good and what I did was bad? Feel the pain I felt that day.
@AfricaFactsZone, Thank you for bringing this up. First, it’s true I took back my ambulance & I have no apologies for that. Why did I do it? It’s because they didn’t vote for me. So did you expect me to walkaway with nothing? Galatians 6:7 A man reaps what he sows. https://t.co/H9JKc94fC6
— Hon Anite Evelyn (@HonAniteEvelyn) October 3, 2023
In Zimbabwe, a defeated ZANU-PF candidate reportedly removed a borehole he had donated during the 2023 election campaign, further underscoring the contentious nature of such actions in the political arena.