Kabarole district officials have come under fire from residents of
Karangura Sub County over the abandoned works at Nyakitokoli Health Centre III.
In 2020, the Ministry of Health under UgIFT project contracted “Build Base
Associates to construct a maternity ward, general ward and staff quarters, at 640
However, the construction of the facility, which commenced in
February 2020 and was, abandoned for unknown reasons a move that has angered
residents and leaders in the area.
Jessica Muhindo, a resident of Nyakitokoli parish says due to the
absence of a health centre III, she has no option but to travel to Bukuku Health
Centre IV which is five kilometres away from her home.
She says that they were relieved when the hospital was upgraded to
a Health Centre III, but are disappointed when works stalled.
Annet Kanyesiga a nurse at Nyakitokoli health Centre III says on
average every month the centre receives between 500 to 700 patients, but some
are sent away due to lack of services.
She says that the delayed completion of the works has affected
health services in the area.
//Cue in delayed completion…
Cue Out: Nyakitokoli health centre”//
Timothy Ruhweza, the Speaker Kabarole District Council says that
they have written to the Ministry of Health about the stalled works.
//Cue in: in the course of construction…
Cue out: …of a health facility that is in place”//
Richard Rwabuhinga, the LCV Chairperson Kabarole says that the
district has no answers why construction stalled since the contract was awarded
by the Ministry of Health. He says that they have tried to trace the contractor’s whereabouts
Julian Sarah Ayesiga the Resident District Commissioner Kabarole
says that they received reports that the contractor abandoned the site due to
the covid-19 pandemic.
//Cue in: “issues with the contractor…
Cue out: works at Nyakitokole”//
tried several attempts to reach out to Build base Associates Ltd through
all their known telephone contacts in vain.