By Obed Kithende
Government through the Kasese District Health Department has officially handed over Kalingwe Health Centre II to the community.
The facility located in Kalingwe village in Nsenyi Parish of Kisinga sub-county was recently constructed by government at a tune of shillings 16.9 million.
While handing over the facility to the community, the Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Lt. Joe Walusimbi called for proper utilization and ownership of the health facility, adding that if well utilized, government would think otherwise and upgrade it to a health centre III status.
He also asked the community to support the ruling government in order to benefit more projects. Some of the projects that the RDC mentioned include a Seed Secondary School, Safe and Clean Piped Water and Grading the Nsenyi- Kalingwe road among others.
Presenting a community report to the RDC, the Kisinga Sub-county Chairperson, Julius Mukeri, asked the District Health Office to quickly work upon the process of providing a code to the health facility so that government begins sending the necessary supplies to the facility.
The Sub-county Boss also appealed to the District authorities to avail a motorcycle to the facility to solve some transport challenges.
The Kasese District Assistant Health Officer in-charge of Maternal Health, Loy Muhindo Sekalombi, pledged on behalf of the health department to avail a motorcycle to the facility come next year and also post a midwife to the health centre to handle the pregnant mothers.
Some of the community members, mostly women who spoke to our reporter in a jovial mood, said they were happy for the development which they said would go a long way to relieve them from travelling long distances seeking antenatal services.