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Gov't Asked to Fund Construction of Nkozi Hospital Accident Ward

The Catholic Church and hospital administrators have conducted several fundraising drives that include; car washing, marathons, dinners and donors conferences. However, less than 500 million shillings has so far been raised.
Masaka Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa (in yellow apron) joined other on in a charity car wash in Masaka on Saturday.

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Government has been asked to funding the on-going construction of a new accident and trauma ward at Nkozi hospital, Mpigi district.

The Catholic founded hospital located in Kayebye Trading centre in Mpigi district on the Kampala-Masaka highway has since 2016 been hunting for 7.8 billion shillings to construct an emergency ward.

The Catholic Church and hospital administrators have conducted several fundraising drives that include; car washing, marathons, dinners and donors conferences. However, less than 500 million shillings has so far been raised.

But Henry Mulinde, a renowned businessman in Masaka district wants the government to relieve the hospital of the seemingly heavy burden by directly taking up the responsibility of constructing the ward.

According to Mulinde, the work is reasonably too big to be accomplished through fundraising campaigns.

“We need to collectively engage members of parliament coming from all districts that are directly connected by this road to front the idea to government because this hospital benefits all of us,” he noted.

The suggestion was supported by Masaka municipality Mayor Godfrey Kayemba who also noted that despite being private hospital it still offers highly subsidized services to the victims.

Reverend Sister Maria Teddy Nakyanzi, Hospital Administrator says they are also open to all sources of funds that can give headway to the project, which they hope will be completed by 2020.

She adds they had not yet secured any direct funds from government except from some individual government officials.

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Meanwhile, the Masaka diocesan Catholic Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa asked all road users to exhibit high level of self-discipline when using the highway to prevent accidents.

Bishop Kaggwa noted that despite their efforts to construct a new ward, they equally want to see a reduction in the number of accidents occurring on the road.

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