Tycoon Amos Nzeyi’s daughter was Wednesday evening involved in an accident that left her in a critical condition.
The girl, whose name the family still refuses to disclose, was returning from Kisoro where she had gone to bury the later David Rwarinda, a brother to State Minister of Foreign Affairs for Regional Affairs, Philemon Mateke.
Shockingly, the daughter of one of the richest men in Uganda failed to get ambulance to take her to hospital for treatment.
Nzeyi has wholly or in part owned: Crown Beverages, Limited Hot Loaf Bakery, White Horse Inn, Nandos Restaurant and National Bank of Commerce.
Minister Mateke and other government officials tried left and right for an ambulance to no avail.
She was first rushed to Kabale referral hospital and put in Intensive Care Unit.
It is reported that she bled internally.
Doctors referred her to a better hospital but there was no ambulance.
The mogul, Nzeyi, was forced to hire a helicopter but it failed to take off as its Tanzanian pilot refused to fly at night.
It was last seen in Kabale golf course in Kabale town.
Later, after serious mobilisation, an old ambulance was found and the patient driven at a snail’s pace to Mbarara regional hospital.
Not long ago, Kabale residents accused their ministers David Bahati and Henry Banyenzaki of suffocating ambulance services with their dangerous mechanical condition improvised “minivans”.
According to residents, Bahati got a minibus which he designed with his pictures and put a siren on top passing it as an ambulance instead of getting one for the hospital to be used by everyone.
Minister Banyezaki also allegedly delivered a “DMC” (Dangerous Mechanical Condition) as an ambulance to the hospital but cannot be used to help victims of accidents.