There is need for Kilembe Mines Hospital to be temporally shifted to its site in Bulembia Division so as to help the community in the greater Kilembe to easily access medical services.
At a meeting between the local leaders and the members of the community that was held at the former hospital premises in Bulembia Division, the two parties agreed that the hospital should be shifted to its original site after renovating the old buildings. This, according to the resolution will be done as they also wait for the government to reconstruct the health facility.
Currently, the facility is being temporarily housed at St. Michael Kindergarten Nursery School and the Kasese Catholic Social Services buildings in Kasese town.
The Kasese District Chairperson, Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi asked the leadership of Bulembia Division to work closely with the residents to the have the old buildings renovated before the official shifting of both the equipment and personnel.
The Kasese Municipality Mayor, Chance Kahindo, said that the facility was constructed to serve the people in the greater Kilembe Sub-county and therefore it should be shifted to serve its purpose.
The development comes after a protest by the people of Bulembia demanding for the facility to be shifted back to its former location.
On his part, the Municipality MP, Ferigo Kambale said he would continue pursuing the issue of reconstructing the new facility.
He also revealed that yesterday he tabled the issue to the floor of parliament to ascertain the extent at which the government had reached in fulfilling her pledge.
Richard Bomera, the Bulembia Division L. C III Chairperson said the community decided to protest after hearing rumours that the health facility would not shift to its former site.