By Alex Byakatonda
Kabale district authorities have warned “Extech Technical services
Ltd, the contractor of renovation works, on the maternity ward at
Maziba health center IV in Maziba sub-county, to desist from shoddy
The warning was today sounded by Kabale district principal secretary,
James Mugisha, who represented the chief administrative officer,
Edmond Ntimba, at the handover of renovation, works in the Kabale
district boardroom. He noted that they expect the contractor to
deliver timely and quality work.
The acting Kabale District Health officer, Alfred Besigensi, said that
Maziba health center IV, is grappling with infrastructure challenges,
like lack of an outpatient department-OPD, and inadequate staff
houses, to accommodate their more than 40 staff among others. He
hailed the health workers at the health facility for their selfless
services, despite the challenges. Besigensi, also commended RHITES
Southwest and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation- EGPAF, for
their partnership with the district since 2005, especially in
implementing “the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)
program among pregnant women.
The technical director USAID RHITES Southwest, Dr Mary Namubiru, said that Rhites South West secured 53 million shillings from USAID for the renovation works. She said the organization has facilitated the
construction of 71 infrastructures in the Kigezi sub-region alone,
including those at Kamuganguzi and Bwama health center III’s.
The Kabale district LC5 vice-chairperson, Miria Akankwasa, who
represented the district chairperson, Nelson Nshangabaseija, commended Rhites South West, saying that the renovation of the maternity ward will help to improve safe delivery for expectant mothers.