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Lira University Gets UGX 7.4 billion Teaching Hospital

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Alex Kakooza, the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary also disclosed that government has acquired more than Shillings 426 billion to face lift infrastructure in nine public universities.
The photograph of the newly constructed 7 billion teaching hospital
Lira University of Science and technology has received a teaching hospital worth Shillings 7.4 billion. Government built the teaching hospital with funding from the African Development Bank. 

The teaching hospital is equipped with an incinerator and state of the art laboratory equipment. The facility will be used to train medical students from various public universities and will also offer specialized medical services to the public. 

Prof. Jasper Ogwal Okeng, the Vice Chancellor Lira University, says the construction of the teaching hospital is a huge milestone. He says the teaching hospital will be under the directorate of health science at the University with close supervision from the Health and Education Ministries. 

Prof. Okeng says the Health Ministry has already licensed the teaching hospital, whose operations will be financed fully by the Health Ministry. Alex Kakooza, the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary also disclosed that government has acquired more than Shillings 426 billion to face lift infrastructure in nine public universities.

They include Makerere, Mbarara, Busitema, Muni, Lira, Makerere Business School, Gulu, Kyambogo and Uganda Management Institute. "The project aims at expanding infrastructure, providing equipment, training staff, upgrading ICT and is building incubation centers linked to industries," Kakooza noted.

He says the project is in line with the National Development plan running until 2020, which seeks to make Uganda competitive in Science, technology, innovation and industrial transformation. The Lira Resident District Commissioner, Robert Abak called for proper management of the new facility.