Parliamentary hopeful donates to Butare Health Center

Naboth Isaac Niwagaba

Jacqueline Katabazi, a prospective Rubanda District Woman MP, has made a significant contribution to the Butare Health Centre II in Mukatojo Town Council, Rubanda District. Her donation of various medical supplies aims to support the facility as it embarks on its crucial mission.

The gesture came on the heels of the official commissioning of the newly constructed building within the Butare Church of Uganda-founded health facility by Bishop Gaddie Akanjuna of the Diocese of Kigezi.

The donated items from Ms. Katabazi’s generous heart include boxes of cannulas, surgical gloves, cotton, syringes, iodine, and more. Ms. Katabazi expressed her motivation for this act of goodwill, emphasizing her desire to bring healthcare closer to the people in Mukatojo Town Council, especially in Rurembo Village, where she resides.

In addition to the medical supplies, Ms. Katabazi contributed UgX One Million to support the painting of the completed building at the health facility.

The items were formally received by Mr. Paddy Mwesigye, Chairperson of the Diocese of Kigezi Health Board, and Ms. Grace Natukunda, the Diocesan Health Coordinator. They also graciously donated two Blood Pressure Machines and a Glucometer for measuring blood glucose levels. Mr. Mwesigye further disclosed that Rugarama Hospital, located in nearby Kabale District, would also contribute a delivery bed to enhance the health facility’s capabilities.

During the ceremony, Bishop Gaddie Akanjuna offered a heartfelt prayer of blessing for the Church, Ms. Jacqueline Katabazi, and all the generous individuals who contributed funds or medical materials to support the initiation of Butare Health Centre II.

In another notable event during the same church service, Bishop Akanjuna laid his hands on 103 Christians, confirming them into the Anglican Faith. The majority of those confirmed were youths who had undergone five months of Anglican Religious tutoring under the guidance of a team of instructors led by Rev. Bright Kwikiriza, the C.O.U Priest of Butare