BY PATRA KIRUNGI
FORT PORTAL: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER, 27, 2021
Local Leaders and residents of Fort portal Tourism City were excited on Friday as Hon. Linda Irene Mugisa handed over a brand-new Ambulance to City Authorities to help residents in accessing health services with ease.
During her campaigns, Linda Irene pledged to use her first salary in parliament to purchase an ambulance that can help expectant mothers and other patients to access health facilities in time.
“One time I was transporting an expectant mother in my vehicle however, she died along the way, it took me a very long time to recover from that trauma, so I pledged that if I ever get to parliament the first thing I would do is to get an ambulance and dedicate it to maternal health.”
The City and Division leaders led by the RCC Rodgers Mbabazi said the Ambulance Registration Number UBK 949J has come timely since transportation of patients and expectant mothers has been their biggest challenge.
Dr. Solomon Asiimwe the City Health Officer commended Linda for the donation, saying most mothers have died because of lack of quick transport means to Referral Hospitals. In her remarks Linda Irene posted a driver who will always drive the ambulance for proper effectiveness.
Meanwhile as a way of better delivery of service to the community, Hon Linda Irene the Fort portal City Woman MP has officially opened up an office in Karago Town Council in North Division.
According to Linda the office will be helping people in the North division to access her with ease without traveling long distances to come to the central town.
During the official launch on Friday, Hon Linda appealed to locals to embrace government projects, especially the forthcoming Parish Model Project that will kick start in the next financial year.
She said that the model will see development activities planned for and executed in parishes, as the lowest level unit for planning and development. According to Linda, the initiative aims to spring the nearly 39% of households from subsistence economy to commercial production.