Construction of Staff Hostel at Kabale Hospital Kicks Off

4339 Views Kabale, Western Region, Uganda

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The 7.8 billion Shillings hostel will be constructed at Makanga hill near the hospital in Kabale Municipality. It is funded by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health and constructed by Musuuza Building Contractors Limited.

Construction of a hostel building at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital has kicked off.

The 7.8 billion Shillings hostel will be constructed at Makanga hill near the hospital in Kabale Municipality. It is funded by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health and constructed by Musuuza Building Contractors Limited.

Julius Byaruhanga, the head of Procurement at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital says the facility, expected to address accommodation challenges for health workers and interns, will have among others, apartments, a recreational centre, a multi-purpose centre and a grocery centre. It will be completed within a period of five years.

Kabale Hospital Director Alex Andema says that today, only 30 out of 250 employees are accommodated.  The rest stay in their homes, some miles away from the hospital while others rent in Kabale town. Andema says that it is very difficult for health workers to respond to emergencies especially at night under the current arrangement.
 
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Edison Turyahabwa, one of the locals from Kabale municipality welcomes that the project with optimism that it will improve service delivery in the area.
 
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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.