Obongi, Uganda – The Government of Uganda has donated at least 14 brand new motorcycles worth 300 million shillings to Obongi district. The motorcycles have been provided to improve the health sector and healthcare delivery in the district.
The joyful ceremony for the motorcycle handover took place at the Obongi district headquarters on Tuesday. The motorcycles were handed over to the health center in-charges at a ceremony presided over by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Obongi, Mr. Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka. The event was witnessed by various district leaders and technocrats, including the district chairperson of Obongi, Abib Buga Khemis; the honorable district speaker, Okunzi Louis; the Chief Administrative Officer, Andrew Leru; and the District Health Officer (DHO), Dominic Lomerechu, among others, at the Obongi district headquarters.
The DHO advised the in-charges who received the 14 motorcycles to take good care of them and use them for their intended purpose, particularly for health service delivery.
One of the beneficiaries, who requested not to be named due to media restrictions, expressed gratitude for the donated motorcycle, emphasizing that it would significantly aid him in performing his duties more effectively and efficiently. He commended the government for its initiative in addressing transport challenges faced by healthcare workers in Obongi District.
Obongi RDC Samuel Mpimbasa Hashaka called upon the motorcycle beneficiaries to use them appropriately for their designated purposes, as the government is committed to enhancing healthcare delivery not only in the district but also in other parts of Uganda. He cautioned against any misuse of the motorcycles, which could result in disciplinary actions, such as negligence or the risk of theft due to inadequate maintenance.
He added that more programs and projects, including the current Parish Development Models (PDM), are planned for Obongi District by the NRM government, focusing on wealth creation and poverty eradication.