The government has secured Shs1.9 billion from World Bank towards refurbishing two health centre IIs in Ntungamo District and upgrade them to health centre IIIs.
While touring health facilities on Tuesday this week, the Ntungamo District woman MP Beatrice Rwakimaari, said the money will go to rehabilitating Buhanama health II in Nyamukana Town council and Rwoho health center II in Rwoho town council, all in Ruhaama county. Each will cost about Shs950 million.
Addressing the community at both facilities, Rwakimaari asked the general public to be patient and calm with government regarding service delivery in their areas of concern.
She assured them that government is committed to fulfill its pledge as far as infrastructural development is concerned but told them that development is a gradual process.
This follows an upgrade of three other health center IIs being upgraded in the district.
Early this year Ntungamo District received additional funding of Shs1.5bn for upgrading three health center IIs to HCIIIs which included Karuruma HCII, Kyamwasha HCII and Ruhoko HCII.
“When these health Centers are all upgraded, they will reduce the pressure on Itojo hospital and Kitwe health center IV,” Rwakimaari said, adding that Kishami and Rwanda health facilities will be considered in the next financial year .
The team leader of the site survey for facilities to be upgraded, Eng Kiberu Dennis noted that World Bank will construct 82 health facilities across the country including Buhanama and Rwoho starting January next year.
Eng Kiberu revealed that World Bank in conjunction with Ministry of Health will construct maternity/general, staff quarters, theatre, placenta pit and four stance VIP latrine within a period of 12 months.