Evelyn Anite, Ugandan Politician, takes back donated ambulance after losing election. 

Evelyn Anite, a Ugandan politician and State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatization,  admits to having  withdrawn the ambulance she donated to her district, Koboko Municipality after losing election in 2021.

Despite donating an ambulance to the electorate she lost the parliamentary position in Koboko District to her opponent, Dr Charles Ayume. 

On September 7, 2020 Anite donated an ambulance to the municipal health department with a pledge to keep the driver on a payroll. 

After she had lost to Koboko, she took the  ambulance from where it was parked. This prompted a quick search by the health officials to investigate its whereabouts. 

Dr. Denis Oloya, the district health officer, confirmed that the ambulance had been returned to the minister and taken to Kampala.

Mr. Wilson Sanya, the Koboko Municipality mayor,  spoke to the ambulance driver, who said the MP had withdrawn it.

According to her response to a post on X on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, she owes no one an apology for taking back her ambulance.

“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,” she wrote.

She retorted back at X users who called her out for her ‘shameless and embarrassing action.’

She confronted them unapologetically stating that the ambulance was bought with her personal savings and not public funds. 

“I am also in the private sector. 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,” she said. 

“My action was for both of us to lose. Too bad I lost elections, you lost the ambulance. Let’s move on,”

“Did you also think the ambulance was an inheritance from their grandmother, and so I shouldn’t pick it back? Get serious,” she added.