The call was part of his message during the groundbreaking ceremony and fundraising drive for the construction of St Mary's Women and Children Specialized Hospital at Bujumbura Cathedral, the headquarters of the Hoima Catholic Diocese.
President Yoweri Museveni has
tasked religious leaders to mobilise their parishioners to embrace
the Parish Developmental Model Programme that is currently being rolled out in the country.
The call was part of his message during the groundbreaking
ceremony and fundraising drive for the construction of St Mary's Women
and Children Specialized Hospital at Bujumbura Cathedral, the
headquarters of the
Hoima Catholic Diocese.
multi-billion St Mary’s Children and Women specialized hospital will be
situated on Bujumbura hill in Hoima City West division, on a 7-acre piece of
land belonging to the diocese. Upon completion, the
facility will comprise of specialized pediatric, antenatal, gynaecology,
emergency, radiology, physiotherapy, and theatre wings. The facility will have
a capacity of 272 beds.
Referring to the programme as a game-changer that will enable Ugandans to transform from
to a money economy, Museveni said that religious leaders can play a
role in sensitizing citizens to get out
He added that the government considered the Parish Development Model initiative in order to create wealth and jobs through industrialization, services, Information and Communication
Technology and modernization of Agriculture. His message was delivered by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja today.
//Cue in; "The parish
Cue out…among our
Museveni applauded the
Bishop of Hoima Catholic Diocese for the decision to
establish a multi-billion health facility to boost effective health service delivery not only in Bunyoro but the
entire country. He contributed 300 million Shillings towards the construction
of the health facility. The diocese is
hunting for 40 billion Shillings for the construction of the hospital
and of this, at least 11 billion Shillings has been collected both in
cash and pledges during today's fundraising drive.
Rev. Father Dominic
Ndugwa, the Chancellor of Hoima Catholic Diocese, says that they intend to
collect the money from donations from friends of the diocese both within and
abroad, Non-governmental organisations-NGOs operating in the region, various
companies, business communities, Christians, and area leaders.
Vincent Kirabo, the Bishop
of Hoima Catholic Diocese called on people from different parts of the country
to generously contribute towards the construction of the health facility so
that it is finished in the shortest time possible to offer a holistic health
service delivery in the region.
Cue out…habwo mutiima murunga,”//.
He says that currently there
are many people flocking to the region for jobs in the oil and gas
sector, creating a need for more health facilities to supplement the already overwhelmed Hoima Regional Referral Hospital.
//Cue in;”Hanyuma yo
Cue out…buhereza ko kikwetagisa,”//
Rev.Father Devis Musiime,
the coordinator of the project says the construction of the five-storied
facility will be in phases lasting for a period of seven years.
The Diocese of
Hoima, whose evangelization was spearheaded by the Missionaries of Africa,
started on August 9, 1965. The Diocese covers Hoima,
Masindi, Kibaale, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Kagadi, Kakumiro and Kikuube districts.