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KABALE HEALTH CENTRE ELEVATED

By Alex Byakatonda

KABALE: Karujanga Health Center II in Kibuga Sub County of Kabale District, is set to be upgraded to Health Centre III.

This was revealed Tuesday by the Kabale District Engineer, Janaurio Bagamuhnda and the Acting health officer, Alfred Besigensi, at the handover of the site for the construction of a Maternity ward, a four stance pit latrine, Placenta pit and Medical waste pit at the health centre, all expected to cost 650million Uganda shillings.

This also included in the contract is the renovation of the Outpatient Department-OPD and other external works like drainage among others.

Besigensi noted the upgrade of this health centre will enable it to start giving a wide range of services like maternal and child health services and outpatient services among others.

‘’The upgrade of the health centre will enable it to start giving a wide range of services like maternal and child health services and outpatient services among others,’’ said Besigensi.

The construction works, will be undertaken by Geses-U limited, at a tune of 650 million shillings. While commissioning the construction works, the Kabale District LCV Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheija, commended government for continuing to extend services closer to the people and promised to continue lobbying for better services.

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The District Chief Administrative officer, Edmond Ntimba, also said that they expect the contractor to do quality work and show value for money.

He added that the term shoddy work, has become rampant in government projects, but warned that such will not be tolerated in the district.

‘’We expect the contractor to do quality work and show value for money because shoddy work has become rampant in government projects, we shall not tolerate such in the district,’’ he said.

The Kabale Resident District commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma, noted that the elevation of the health centre, will bring services closer to the people of Kibuga Sub County especially the expectant mothers.

He warned that he will ensure that contractors, who will be implicated for doing shoddy will be blacklisted, adding that such contractors should cause heartache, since they are always under contract with Government.

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