MP Ebwalu’s 100 days in Parliament
By Robert Edwomu
Soroti – 20, September 2021: In a bid to boost the poor healthcare system in the country especially among the rural communities, the Member of Parliament, Soroti City West Division Constituency Jonathan Ebwalu donated part of his 200 million cash for car to construct an health center.
On Jul 29, 2021, Ebwalu, while launching the construction said the facility would be equivalent to health center III standard situated in Ojikai village, Agora ward Soroti City West Division.
At the same time of the launch, he told the crowds that he decided to buy a second hand car and offered the balance of the 200 million to save the citizens who trek 20 to 30 kilometers searching for better health services.
He stated that he was not competing with the government to construct health facilities, but the situation his voters are in is dire and needs immediate intervention.
The locals praised their legislator for saving them since the government failed to provide the health care services closer to them.
The MP, today while checking on the progress of the construction told the media that roofing of the facility will kick start next week, according to engineers’ report.
He also revealed that the hospital will be operational before the end of the year.
The vocal MP intimates that his 100 days in Parliament have not been wasted because he has constructed a health facility, bought 100 seater tents, 100 chairs to help voters in functions, supported Churches, Women and youth groups.
The health facility is being constructed by Otet construction company.
Francis Eyou, the LC1 chairperson Ojikai cell with excitement, says the structure has been raised in a period of only 22 days.
The mothers who were at the site were very excited, saying the facility would act as a rescue to them.
As per the Ministry of Health Policy, a health center III facility should be found in every sub-county in Uganda and should have about 18 staff, led by a senior clinical officer, who runs a general outpatient clinic and a maternity ward with a functioning laboratory.