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Govt to borrow $200m to renovate health centre IIIs

Government is set to borrow $200 million (about Shs 758bn) from the World Bank in the next financial year to renovate health centre IIIs and improve facilities in government schools across the country.
State minister for Finance and Planning, David Bahati disclosed this during a visit by ministry of Finance officials at the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital Naguru in Kampala.

Bahati explained that the money will be used to supplement the budget of ministry of Health for the next three years.  The Health ministry is set to bag Shs 2.3 trillion in the 2018/2019 financial year compared to Shs 1.8 trillion allocated this financial year.

Health centre IIIs are part of the government's referral health system. Every sub-county is expected to host one HCIII led by a senior clinical officer backed by 17 medical workers.

They run outpatient clinics, maternity ward and laboratory. According to Bahati, government will use part of the money to improve facilities in government funded secondary schools


0 #1 Lakwena 2018-06-06 08:53
In other words, the culture of borrowing under Mr. M7/NRM is a serious indictment of financial indiscipline.

These guys are heartlessly not bothered who will pay for this surmounting debt?

There is this endemic culture of deficiency of not incorporating depreciation of assets in our national budget. Instead, we would rather borrow for maintenance and minor repairs.
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0 #2 rubangakene 2018-06-08 23:00
Why do we have to borrow all the time huge sums of money that we can't afford to pay back?

Instead the government should mobilize Ugandan youth and healthy individuals in each region to "chip in" in whatever way they can; donating a brick or a bag of cement or their labour and/or expertise or money in the name of Harambe or Ujamaa.

There are many Ugandans abroad who could donate the price of a pint of lager beer towards such honorable projects. What do you think.
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