A driver attached to Omoro district health department landed himself in trouble for using a government ambulance to ferry bricks to a construction site.
Goddy Otto was photographed last week at Lapinyoloyo village in Koro Sub County, Omoro district loading an ambulance registration number UG 3506M with dozens of bricks.
Francisco Wadock Awori, the councillor for Koro Sub-county, who also doubles as the District Secretary for Works and Technical Services, condemned the driver’s action and said such abuse of government property will not be entertained.
The ambulance is the only one in good condition serving a population of 130,000 and is used for referrals of emergency cases to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital Lacor.
In an interview with Daily Monitor, Otto said he had earlier transported four trips of bricks using a lorry but the driver of the truck left half a trip by the roadside.
“I am being crucified that I used the vehicle to transport bricks from a far distance but in reality, the bricks were just about 50 metres from the main construction site in my compound. Knowing that it was nearby, I decided to use the ambulance to relocate the bricks which are not even many,” he told the local daily.
Otto who has already apologized to the responsible authorities for misusing a government property, also accused his enemies for being against his developmental plans.
“They are looking for all possible ways of pulling me down, they are against my small plans of constructing a house, and they want my children not to sleep in an iron roofed house.”
The Chief Administrative Officer John Bosco Akera said he will have to first hear from Otto before taking any necessary action.
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