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Upgrade of Bunamono Health Centre II Stalls

The project was expected to be completed within a space of eight months after they were awarded the contract in December last year.
Bunamono Health Centre III Under Construction
The Upgrade of Bunamono health center II in Bududa district has stalled due to lack of funds.  The Shillings 642 million upgrade started in December 2019 and was expected to last for eight months.

Spacious projects Uganda LTD is undertaking the works at Bunamono parish in Bushiribo Sub-County in Bududa district.  The project is in fulfilment of the government’s pledge to upgrade health center II’s to three in a bid to improve health service delivery to the community.  

The scope of work comprises construction of the maternity ward, three-stanza pit latrine, placenta pit and medical works pit and renovation of the Outpatient Department (OPD) and Staff house. 

Isaac Mukobe, the Managing Director Spacious Projects Uganda LTD, says that they are still waiting for money from the Health ministry to complete the works because they are financially constrained. He says that they are undertaking similar works in Bulambuli and Sironko districts but the ministry has delayed releasing the money to enable them to complete the works.  

 

George William Wopuwa, the Bududa Resident District Commissioner wonders why the government has continued awarding contracts to contractors without the required capacity. Moses Walimbwa, the Bushiribo Sub County LC III Chairperson wants the contract terminated because the contractor is delaying service delivery.   

 

Penina Nabutsale, a mother said they expected to use the facility last year but it has stalled for over five months now. He asked the contractor to expedite the construction so that they can access services.  

Apollo Wenani, another resident says they have never received any communication from the contractor since he left the site in September last year. He said at the time the contractor left the site some workers were still demanding their pay.      

Godfrey Namable, the Assistant Bududa District Health Officer, says that they will be forced to recruit staff even if the facility is not complete. He says that they will not allow the money meant for staff recruitment to go back to the treasury.  

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