BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
HOIMA: MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021
An agreement between Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and the Ministry of Health signed on March 29, 2021 has helped to create an amicable working environment for health workers.
Kingdom officials say that the memorandum of understanding is also helping to improve health services in the kingdom.
Speaking to our reporter, Rt. Hon. Andrew Byakutaga, the Prime Minister of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, confirmed that there has generally been an improved working relationship between Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and the Ministry of Health since the signing of the memo.
“The MoU has helped us and the ministry to timely inform the public when there is any government programme under the ministry and this has created positive impact,” Rt. Hon. Byakutaga averred.
Under the arrangement, kingdom officials are mandated to mobilise and sensitize people in conjunction with ministry officials on health related matters, advocate for improved services and work with the ministry of health.
He however noted that some of the issues they agreed upon have not been worked out.
“We agreed with the ministry of health to create coronavirus testing centers across the eight districts in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom while the Kingdom we to facilitate the health workers. This has not happened,” the premier said.
He said the aim was to target bodabodas, market vendors and other categories of people whose businesses remained operational during the lock-down.
Since the beginning of the year, the Ministry of health has signed memorandum of understanding with different monarchs in the country in a bid to improve relations and create a conducive environment to deliver health services.