Japan News Release
17 November 2011
Japan Supports Health Service in Ntungamo
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda has today commissioned “The project for Construction of a General Ward at St. Lucia Kagamba Health Centre”. The Project of US $ 49,731 was signed between the Embassy and St. Lucia Kagamba Health Centre in September 2010 and a general ward has been constructed for patients through the project.
The Health Centre had been using its outpatients ward as its general ward while the outpatients had been admitted at an old house not suited for providing medical services. H. E. Kazuo Minagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, who officiated the handover that took place at the Health Centre today, said that medical service was the basic human needs and, with a new general ward at the Health Centre now constructed through the grant, the outpatients would have an easier access to the medical service, thereby the life of the local people in the district would be greatly uplifted.
This donation by Japan is part of the Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security projects (GGP) scheme administered by the Japanese Embassy to support community development projects to uplift the life of grassroots people. So far, 150 projects have been funded under the scheme in Uganda since its inception in Uganda in 1992.
Japan steadily promoting ownership of and partnership with African countries through Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process, is committed to boosting economic growth, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and consolidating peace and good governance in Africa.
For more information, please contact:
Ms.YuniaKikomeMasembe (Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section),
Embassy of Japan in Uganda,P. O. Box 23553, Kampala.
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6