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Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital to get more funding

By: RAJAB MUKOMBOZI

Mbarara: The African Development Bank (ADB) has promised to commit funds for the second phase of the redevelopment of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.

The ADB Resident Representative in Uganda, Mr Medjomo Coulibaly, disclosed this on Wednesday during the assessment of works done in the first phase.

“I am satisfied with the works done on the first phrase,” said Mr Medjomo.

He could not disclose how much funds will be released for the second phrase and when it will be sent, saying ADB would discuss the matter with the government.

ADB had committed $30 million (Shs74.3b) and the government of Uganda contributed $10 million (Shs24.8b) on the first phase where a new structure has been set up with facilities such as intensive care unit, private wing and theatres.

Mr Medjomo urged African countries to always display high level of transparency. The hospital’s executive director, Mr George Upenytho, said the government still has a lot to do, especially on funding if quality services are to be realised at the facility.

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