BY OBED KULE KITHENDE
A section of concerned citizens from five sub-counties including Kilembe, Rukooki, Nyakabingo, Mahango and Bulembia Division has resolved to visit the offices of the Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament over issues surrounding Kilembe Mines Hospital.
The residents made the resolution today afternoon during a community meeting that was held at Bulembia Division headquarters in Kasese Municipality.
The meeting was held to dig deeper into the reasons why the health facility has remained without receiving medical supplies from the National Medical Stores and alleged plan to withdraw health workers on government payroll from the facility by December 31, 2023.
The residents wondered why the health facility that serves a big population has for long remained without receiving medical supplies from government.
Ruth Biira, the L. C III Chairperson for Mbunga Sub-county asked the Members of Parliament and the Minister of Health to exercise their leadership skills by sympathizing with the affected residents she said have remained without health services.
Mr. Richard Bomera, the L. C III Chairperson for Bulembia Division, argued that they would continue taking the patients to the health facility despite the delay by government to give medical supplies and the necessary support to Kilembe Mines Hospital.
Mr. Pauline Bwambale, the L. C III Chairperson for Kilembe Sub-county, likened the issue of withdrawing health workers on government payroll from Kilembe Mines Hospital to committing suicide to the community in greater Kilembe Sub-county.
The Kasese Municipality Mayor, Mr. Chance Kahindo told the meeting that President Museveni is a good and visionary leader but he is only being betrayed by the people who implement his programs, arguing that they mislead the people.
He comforted the residents that as leaders, they would continue advocating for Kilembe Mines so that it remains operational in the area.
The Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament, Hon. Ferigo Kambale, noted that his office would write to the Inspector General of Government to allow them stage a peaceful demonstration over the planned move of withdrawing health workers from Kilembe Mines Hospital by the end of this year.