Museveni Promises Luuka New Hospital

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In short
National Resistance Movement - NRM presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says the population of Luuka district has grown and they now deserve a hospital.

President Yoweri Museveni pledges to improve road and health infrastructure in Luuka district. 
He made the promise at rallies in Kiyunga town council headquarters and Busiiro Primary School.
Museveni says once elected president in February 2016, he will elevate Kiyunga Health Centre IV to hospital status and reconstruct it. 
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Hamis Kibumba, a resident of Kiyunga town council  says Kiyunga Health Centre IV lacks a male ward, proper beds, drugs and medical personnel.
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In 2010, Kiyunga Health Centre IV was gutted by fire but has never been given a face lift despite president Museveni pledging in his campaigns to upgrade it to hospital status. 
The unit lacks a doctor, has only two nurses and lacks a theatre for minor operations. 
Until 1979, the health centre was an East African Community laboratory for sleeping sickness, until it got dilapidated.
The NRM presidential flag bearer says the people of Luuka need a hospital and tarmac road, to ease health and transport challenges.
He also promised to construct 71 km along Iganga - Kiyunga - Nakabugu -  Bulopa to Kamuli road for people in Luuka to travel and transport their produce more easily.
Currently, Uganda National Roads Authority is designing the road.
Basajja Suubi, Chairman NRM Nakabugu parish doubts this will come to pass, because the president has made several pledges in the past and has not implemented them.
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Luuka district was curved out of Iganga district in 2009.


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Aldon Walukamba
Aldon Walukamba believes he was born to be a journalist. Uganda Radio Network's former Busoga region bureau chief is now in Kampala to continue to do what he loves.

Walukamba has been an active journalist since 2000. He was a radio presenter and producer at Radio Management Services (Busoga FM, All Karamoja FM between 2000 -2004). He also worked as a media trainer at United Media Consultants and Trainers UMCAT and Makerere Institute for Social Development MISD (2005-2007), before he joined Buddu Broadcasting Services as a News Editor and Producer, later Programmes Manager and Station Manager.

Walukamba's journalistic interests are in local government, news, human rights, agriculture, environment and politics. He is member of several professional societies and sports Institutions.