Gen Katumba Wamala calls for peace

The Minister of Works and Transport Mr Katumba Wamala has called on Ugandans to keep peace and avoid violence in the post elections period which has allegedly been marred by calls for protests after president Museveni was declared winner of the January 14 polls.

 “Peace is very important, as Uganda, we are lucky we have never had an incident of having external peace keepers deployed in our country the UPDF has managed to do that in all situations to keep our country in the peace that it is in right now. I ask you to be proud of that and keep it that way” he said.

Mr Katumba made the remarks while launching a theatre at Bukasa Health center 4 in Kyamuswa county, Kalangala district on Friday to celebrate the 40th Tarehe Sita celebrations.

“Peace concerns both you and me, not only officers in uniform, we all know that in the past people used to fear simply walking around but now you can move freely with the soldiers. Peace is important because it’s the key to everything, when there is peace you work, can do all you want, so let’s keep peace in our country” he said.

Mr Katumba said there is need to cater for services of medical officer’s welfare on islands in order to keep them motivated at their jobs.

“On the island’s it’s like we are isolated unlike those in the city, which requires for one to have equipments and to motivate these medical officers to work, you need to provide them with the enabling tools in such hard situations” he said.

The in charge Bukasa Health centre four Mr Ronald Mukasa said they face challenges in delivering services especially to expectant mothers due to transportation means between the islands

“This facility serves almost 18,000 people that it can reach, it would be for the whole of Kyamuswa County but due to the water transport network we cannot reach all the people” he said.

The Kalangala district Mp Elect on the National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket, Ms Hellen Nakimuli said the construction of the theatre at Bukasa by the UPDF showed their humane side by renovating the theatre with their own funds.

“The medical facility was not in good condition especially the theater, which they have been able to renovate, although some equipments are missing and call upon government to work on equipping it, we are happy that operations will now be carried out in a proper environment” she said.

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