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Apac Hospital Opts For Solar System Months After Electricity Was Disconnected

 

 

Apac district is considering installing solar system at Apac hospital months after electricity was disconnected from the health facility.

In November last year, UMEME cut power supply to the hospital over unpaid electrical bills that accumulated to over UG shs 210 million. Power supply was cut from all the wards leaving only the theater.

Bob Okae, the district LC5 chairman says they need about UgShs 20 million to install the solar system to help in lighting at night.

Patients currently use candles and torches for lighting at the hospital.

Okae says the UGShs 20 million will be sourced from local revenue as the central government negotiates with UMEME for re connection of electricity.

This is however not the only problem the hospital is facing as a result of poor financial management. In July, Midnorth construction company closed the theater ward over an unpaid debt of UG Shs 68 million. The construction company was contracted by Apac district local government to renovate structures in the facility but they failed pay.

Blame has however been given to the district local government leaders who have severally been accused of corruption.

 

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