Kaputa Patriotic Front (PF) Member of
Parliament Maxas Ng’onga has disclosed that government has
procured solar power panels to be distributed to all the health posts in
Mr. Ng’onga said the solar panels which will soon be delivered to the
district as an alternative means of power in the rural
The Member of Parliament said this when he handed over a clinic admission block at
Nkosha and a nurse’s staff house at Kafwimbi Health Posts that was
constructed using the constituency Development Fund (CDF) at a
combined cost of over K260,000.
The staff house at Kafwimbi in Nkonta ward was constructed at the cost
of K135, 000 while the male and female admission blocks at Nkosha in
Nkosha ward costs K125, 000.
Mr. Ng’onga said the Patriotic Front (PF) government is concerned with
the problems people especially in rural areas are facing in accessing
health services and is doing everything possible to address them.
He added that government has taken measures to bridge the distance
people travel to access health services by embarking on the construction of
health posts in rural areas country-wide.
He disclosed government will soon commission the construction of more
health posts in Kaputa district through the Indian government initiative were
650 health posts will be built around the country.
Mr Ng’ona has however appealed to the community to safeguard the
infrastructure and help maintain it as it was for their own benefit.
Meanwhile, Kaputa District Commissioner Chrispin Kachusha said the
handover of the two health facilities was a testimony of government
commitment to addressing the challenges people are facing in
accessing services in rural areas.
Mr. Kachusha has since urged the local people to work with government in the
delivery of services for all.
Earlier at the handover of the admission ward, Senior Headman Nkosha
complained that it was difficult for health staff to attend to
emergency maternity cases at night due to lack of power.
The Headman said officers were forced to use torch from phones as alternatives when
attending to patients and therefore asked the MP to consider
electrifying the health post.
He has however commended the government for listening to the cry of the
people and constructing separate admission wards for female and male patients.