KABALE– The Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. David Bahati has commended the school management of Kabale School of Comprehensive nursing in Kabale district for their tireless efforts to educate and skill children in the medical profession.
Minister Bahati was on Friday speaking as the guest of honor, represented by the Kabale District Resident Commissioner Godfrey Nyakahuma during the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Kabale School of Comprehensive nursing.
Bahati said that the government of Uganda is making progress to have a health center IIIs in every sub county, Health center IV per constituency and a hospital per district.
“We have implemented this policy and made good progress in Kabale district. For example, the NRM government has put in place this infrastructure to bring services nearer to people in almost every sub county except a few. This infrastructure will help in recruiting graduates from nursing schools like Kabale school of Comprehensive nursing” Bahati said.
Minister Bahati added that the government has put in place other health programs including, Immunization, distribution of Mosquito nets to fight malaria and supporting people living with HIV. These services have greatly helped to increase our life expectancy from 48 years in 1991 to currently 63.
Bahati who doubles as the Ndorwa West County member of parliament contributed Five million shillings cash towards the noble cause and asked the school management and students to work hard knowing that the government and health of Ugandans lie in their hands.
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At the Function held at the school premises in Kabale municipality, a total of Ugx 81.25 million and 89 bags of cement both in cash and pledges were collected.
Mrs. Nambilo Kigozi Josephine the school principal says the money is intended to help in construction of a Hostel to house Male students at the school. She said that the school seeks 3 billion shillings to complete the construction of the hostel.
Nambilo revealed that almost 85 percent of male students currently rent outside the school. She added that apart from lacking hostels for male students, the school is also lacking adequate human resource, miss sports playground among others.