Deteriorating Service Delivery Worries Kapchorwa Residents

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Dr Mwamga Michael, the Kapchorwa District Health Officer says that some sub-counties of Kawowo, Cheputarichi, East Division, Kwoit and Mukul lack health centre IIIs.

The deteriorating service delivery in Kapchorwa district leader is worrying residents.


During a dialogue organized by Twaweza, in Kapchorwa, the leaders were concerned about the poor education and Health services.

Dr Mwamga Michael, the Kapchorwa District Health Officer says that some sub-counties of Kawowo, Cheputarichi, East Division, Kwoit and Mukul lack health centre IIIs.

He added that the available facilities lack health workers despite serving people from neighbouring districts Kween, Bulambuli and others.

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Dr Mwanga also said that the Health Center IIs lack maternity wards. He explained that last year more than 12 mothers died due to the poor maternal health services.


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Stephen Bulalu, the Senior Education Officer Kapchorwa says that children in the district are getting married at the age of 15 years which has led to high school dropouts.


Kamuroni Peter a resident of Kapchorwa said that poor service delivery is as of a result of bad leadership in the district.


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Cherop Lydia, a coordinator at Uganda Human Rights Commission, says that there is need for collective responsibility from the government, the private education sector, and communities if the service delivery is to improve.

Stephen Nangai the district secretary for works who represented the LC IV chairperson faulted politicians for being on the blaming side but fail to get solutions to problems that affect service delivery in their localities.

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According to a report by Twaweza Uganda, six in ten citizens (62%) note that because government is run by a few powerful people, an ordinary citizen cannot do much to influence government to offer service delivery.

The report further says 78% of Ugandans feel that the government is not doing well at creating jobs and 79% think the government is not intensifying the battle against corruption in the country making service delivery a menace.