Amoni Residents To Benefit From SH5M Dispensary

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Story/Reuben Olita

The County Government of Busia is constructing a sh5 million dispensary at Amoni in Malaba Central Ward, Teso North Sub County that will benefit over 5000 residents.

The project which is being financed through the Health and Sanitation Department will be constructed on a four- acre piece of land and is expected to be completed in three months.

Speaking during a site handover to the contractor (Mernancy Enterprises Limited), Chief Officer Medical Services, Dr Isaac Omeri and his Public Health Counterpart Jonathan Ino said the facility will bring health services closer to residents who have been experiencing challenges while seeking treatment.

“The construction of this facility is part of Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s objective to ensure residents especially children and expectant mothers get health services. It is also in response to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda on implementation of Universal Health Coverage,” said Ino.

He further urged residents to embrace the project by providing a conducive working environment to the contractor who is supposed to deliver quality work.

Dr Omeri warned that the County Government will not tolerate contractors, who undertake sub standard work and those delaying in completing projects that are supposed to benefit the local residents.

“We are very serious and will cancel contracts for those contractors who have a tendency of denying Busia people the opportunity to enjoy development,” he explained.

He at the same time pleaded with the contractor who is constructing the dispensary to ensure he conforms to the standards by carrying out his work professionally.

Area residents led by Martin Emodo welcomed the project, stating that its completion will be a relief to many including those from Amukura East Ward who have been walking more than 8 kilometers to Kocholia Sub County Hospital and Malaba dispensary to get treatment.

“We take this opportunity to thank our Governor Sospeter Ojaamong for this project that will alleviate difficulties in transportation and high cost of medication for seeking health services in private hospitals,” he said.

Apart from providing health services the facility will open up opportunities to the locals including employment.

Those present were Public Works Building Inspector Clement Bwire, Malaba Central Ward MCA’s representative Benjamin Omukaga, acting Ward Administrator Malaba Central Ward Agnes Omachar and Mernancy Enterprises Limited contractor Chrisantus Ipala among others.

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