is stuck with medical equipment worth 210 Million Shillings following the
delayed completion of a maternity ward at Kamod Health Centre III in Kasilo
to construct the maternity ward was awarded to Tona Uganda Limited on April 7,
2021. Moses Okello Oyoga, the Chairperson Health Unit Management Committee at
Kamod HCIII says that the ward was supposed to be complete by the end of 2021.
However, the contractor has only built the wall and roofed the building. Oyoga
says that the contractor was last seen at the site on December 28.
that they are worried that the delivery beds, weighing scales, fridges, drip
stands, and others that are lying at the district headquarters may be diverted
to other health facilities.
Oyoga when the supplier of the equipment found the building incomplete, the
equipment was dumped in the education boardroom.
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Sam Odeke, the Kasilo Town Council Chairperson says that there is no
communication from either the district or contractor about the progress of
work. He, however, wants the medical equipment delivered to his office as they
wait for the completion of the facility.
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the contractor says that the company faced several challenges including
the Covid-19 pandemic that delayed the works and payment. He, however, says that the work will resume.
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Atama, the Serere Chief Administrative Officer said that the contractor is
still within the agreed period of work but declined to give any details.