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Shillings 1.5BN Expansion Works Start at Anyangatir HC II

The works include construction of a maternity ward, placenta pit, a solar pump water system, solar lighting system and twin staff quarters among others valued at Shillings 1.5 billion.
Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng reading the contract agreement before handing over to the contractor

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Ministry of Health has launched the expansion works at Anyangatir Health Center III ahead of its upgrade to health Center III.

The works include construction of a maternity ward, placenta pit, a solar pump water system, solar lighting system and twin staff quarters among others valued at Shillings 1.5 billion.

The others are a two stance pit latrine for patients and staffs, an incinerator and a perimeter fence. The ministry has contracted BMK Construction Company limited to undertake the works within 16 months.

While presiding over the groundbreaking, Health Ministry and Lira City Woman MP, Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, said upon completion of the expansion works, the facility will be upgraded to health Center III.

  Luo byte:

//Cue in: “Dakatali ka dong…

Cue out: … ngi gi dang.”//

Translation

“This health center if its work is complete it will become and HCIII and the money for purchasing its equipment is part of this money here. The quality of work is important and I want to tell the contractors to do quality work although I’m aware that there are people who go asking for a kickback from the contractor leading to poor quality work, this your worship, I want you to carefully look at it”.

She advisedthe contractor to ensure that the work is done within the contract period, saying all the building material is readily available within Lira city.  

Luo byte:

//Cue in: “Contract nii ene…  

Cue out: … sure that happens.”//

Translation.

“This is supposed to last a year and 6 months and that’s what we expect, you will not add a single day because we have all construction materials in Lira City; no extension. No_2 no shoddy work. Every block or cement you put here must be tested and must be of quality. We also want our boys and girls here to work that is why you should employ them because this money shouldn’t be taken back to where you people come from and please your worship ensures that that happens.” 

Francesca Ayer, a registered nurse who represented the health centre in-charge singled out the staffing gap as well as transport as the major challenges affecting their operations.  

Eng byte:

//Cue in: “With all these… 

Cue out: …  to ease that.”//


Kenneth Opio, a resident of Te-obia village in Anyangatir parish is optimistic that the upgrade of the facility will bring better and more health services nearer.  

Luo byte:

//Cue in: “Onwongo gite nii…  

Cue out: … nwongo yen.”//

Located in Adekokwok in Lira City East division, Anyangatir HCII was established in 2008 as a community health facility serving 6 parishes in the then Adekokwok sub-county.

It currently serves clients from other sub-counties like Barr, Boroboro, and Agali Sub- County.

Anyangatir health center currently registers over 1,600 OPD attendance, 75 deliveries and 500 antenatal attendances monthly.

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