Residents of Amoni in Teso North Sub-County have a reason to smile after the Busia County Government started the construction of a Dispensary at a cost of Sh 5million in the area.
According to the County’s Health and Sanitation Department, the new facility to be erected on a four-acre piece of land, will be complete in the next three months and is expected to serve over 5000 residents from the area and its surroundings.
The Chief Officer for Medical Services- Isaac Omeri and his Public Health Counterpart-Jonathan Ino who spoke to the press after handing over the site to the contractor (Mernancy Enterprises Limited) said their department’s objective is to take health services closer to the
Ino called on the local community to embrace the project and give the contractor the necessary support so that he can deliver quality work.
“The construction of this facility is part of the County Government’s objective of ensuring residents who have been experiencing challenges, especially children and expectant mothers get health services near them. “It is also in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda on
implementation of Universal Health Coverage.” Ino said.
Omeri on his part asked the contractor (Mernancy Enterprises Limited) to ensure he conforms to the required standards by undertaking his work professionally.
“The County Government will not tolerate contractors who undertake substandard work and those who delay in completing projects targeting the community,” he said.
Area residents led by Martin Emodo lauded the county for the project which they said will be a big relief not only to Amoni residents but also to their neighbours from Amukura East in Teso South Sub-County who have been seeking services from the distant Kocholya Sub-County
Hospital or Malaba Dispensary.
“We appreciate the County Government’s move. We have been spending a
lot on transportation to health facilities and in the nearby private health facilities which are expensive,” Emodo stated.
by Melechezedeck Ejakait/Mark Anyang’