By Bazio Doreen

Adjumani District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Ababiku Jesca, has met with Health Facility Incharges and among other strategies on how to improve service delivery in the health sector; agreed to develop and disseminate a District Strategic Plan for Prevention Oriented health Care and service, lobby lorries for solid waste management in the town councils, improve human resource gaps, lobby for a state of art microbiology laboratory at Adjumani Hospital and make Adjumani Health Workers SACCO vibrant.

In the meeting that took place at Adjumani District Council Hall on Friday 6th October 2023, Hon. Ababiku told the health facility in-charges that members of parliament depend on the outputs of civil servants and thus the need to work together on the challenges that hinder the provision of high-quality service to the community.

“However much I speak in Parliament, I still have to depend on you for good results that can transform our community.” Hon. Ababiku said.

The MP however congratulated them on ensuring that the district always performs well in many national assessments and this has created an enabling environment for all stakeholders to make their contribution. She also added that leadership should be about changing the community.

“Leadership shouldn’t change us, it should change the community. Don’t work to please people, work for excellence and this involves working with the community.” Hon. Ababiku emphasized.

She was responding to comments by the District Vice Chairperson, Hon. Kaijuka Richard Arthur, who commended her for being a real mother of the district by lobbying and advocating for continuous improvement in health service delivery.

Hon. Kaijuka also observed that while it is thrilling to wait for the promised municipality status, it is equally important to prepare for the strain it will have on service delivery.

“It is about time we thought about constructing another hospital to suit the never-ending service delivery needs and the growing population and administrative units.” Hon Kaijuka observed.

On the other hand, Deputy CAO, Mr. Richard Wambi, informed the health workers that the Office of the CAO together with the Principal Human Resource Officer, are in the final stages of developing a staff training plan for study leave; a move that is believed to provide a temporary solution for human resource gaps in health facilities.  

The meeting was attended by over 100 health workers from the 44 health units in the district. In attendance also were the Deputy Resident District Commissioner, the Chief Administrative Officer, members of the District Health Team, the Chairperson District Service Commission, the District Speaker, and Members of the District Executive Committee.