Contractor cautioned against shoddy work

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.