Anjilo Opio, the area LC I chairperson says the workers approached him on Saturday, saying that they would leave the site due to nonpayment and of construction materials on the site. He says that the workers handed the keys for the store, which has a few bags of cement, iron bars, gumboots and some overalls.
In 2019, the Health Ministry upgraded the facility from Health Center II to HCIII status. The district then contracted Otada contraction company Ltd to construct a maternity ward, placenta pit and latrine stances at the facility at Shillings 500 million.
The District officials have since handed over the site to BMK Construction Company Ltd, to construct a maternity and neonatal ward, placenta pit, a stand-alone laboratory unit and a single toilet stance for the male and female clients and another for females only.
James Oguma, the Aliwang HC III Management Committee Chairperson who who celebrated the handover of the ward, said they are faced with the challenge of shortage of beds, bed-sheets, Mattress and refrigerators amongst.
Otuke district in Northern Uganda has experienced a dry spell since October 2018 until late March 2019 when the region received intermittent rainfall. The pattern affected planting seasons in 2018 and the beginning of 2019, leading to severe food shortages.