2)–Govt buys solar panels for Kaputa

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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

Kaputa district.


Mr. Ng’onga said the solar panels which will soon be delivered to the

district as an alternative means of power in the rural

health centers.


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.