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Work on Lira Medical Workers Offices Resumes

Lira municipality has received 84 million shillings to complete the construction of a health administration block that has been stalled three years.
Lira municipality has received 84 million shillings to complete the construction of a health administration block that has been stalled three years.

 

Work on the facility in the mayor’s garden near municipality administration headquarters stalled in 2010 after the central government failed to release funds for Primary Health Care activities in Lira municipality.

 

Now construction has resumed with the release of money from the central government.

 

Gudul Enterprise Ltd is in charge of the construction and work has continued from where it had stalled. The building had reached window level before the municipality run out of money.

 

Once completed, the block will house offices for medical workers.

 

Geoffrey Obote Atyang, Lira municipal Secretary for Works and Technical Services, says the block will ease congestion at the council administration block by creating more office space.

 

Obote says in most cases three civil servants have been forced to share cramped office space for lack of where to put their desks.

 

Early this year Lira municipal council resolved to relocate Lira Municipal health centre II to Ogengo Village in Boroboro parish, Adekokwok Sub-County headquarters. The decision was taken to create more office space for medical officials at the municipality.

 

The town clerk Daniel Christopher Kaweesi explains that municipal Principal Health Inspector and the medical doctor in charge the health unit have actually been operating without proper offices.

 

Johnson Okwir D’Ngai, secretary education, hopes for speedy construction. The project will cost 112 million shillings in total. 

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