NGO Hands Over Rural Health Post in Limulunga District

On Thursday 16th September 2022

– A Non-Government Organisation (NGO) called Zambia Works has officially handed over Illundu Namataa Rural Health Post (RHP) in Limulunga District of Western Province.

A Rural Health Post has been named after a lady (Kamungala Namataa, MHSRP) who died owing to maternal complications after she delivered twins.
The Health Post has been constructed with two staff houses powered by solar whilst waiting to be connected to the national grid using the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
The Provincial Permanent Secretary Mr. Akapelwa Simomo, who officially received the facility on behalf of government and the community, has thanked the NGO for funding the construction of the health facility.
The PermSec said the facility will reduce on the long distances covered by the community members to access to health services.
He added that in complimenting improved health service, government has recruited a total of 11,217 health workers out of which 68 have been deployed to Limulunga.
Mr. Simomo said stories of staff shortages in the health sector will now be a thing of the past.
The PS further stated that government is implementing the decentralization policy by giving powers to people at ward level to be making decision of utilizing government funds through Ward Development Committees (WDCs).
Mr. Simomo said government may increase CDF further if it is prudently utilized by all those concerned with managing the funds, adding that so far in order to improve people’s lives CDF has significantly been
increased from K1.6 million to K25.7 million.
He has also made a passionate appeal to the health personnel at the facility to be attending to patients professionally.
Mr. Simomo has further appealed to the local community to safeguard the facility.
During the same event, BRE representative Induna Inete appealed to the local community to take advantage of the decentralized system of Government to make decisions aimed at improving their lives.
He also thanked Zambia Works for the construction and handing over of the health post.
Induna Inete has also thanked Government for its vision to improve the country, adding that poverty is one of the challenges affecting the lives of people in the province.
Illundu Namataa health facility will be handling HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB among other common illnesses.

By Namamba

I am an environmental planner at the ministry of local government.