The Muslim Community through it social and welfare trusts has drilled a borehole worth more than K40,000 at Monze Mission Hospital to help address water challenges faced by the health institution.
Speaking when he flagged off the drilling of the borehole on 17-SEPTEMBER-2020 ,southern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr. Kennedy Mubanga thanked the Muslim community for positively responding to the water needs of the Hospital.
He said government was pleased to see some cooperate bodies such as the Muslim community ploughing back to the community in which they operate adding that government will continue to knock on the doors of the Muslim community to complement its efforts in improving the welfare of the people across the country.
Mr. Mubanga also throw the challenge to other cooperate bodies to emulate the Muslim community and plough back to the communities they operate in.
“As government we are pleased to witness the drilling of this borehole at Monze Mission Hospital which is a donation by the Muslim community through its social and welfare trust and I wish to challenge other cooperate bodies to raise to the occasion and realise that for them to do business they depend on the community and so it is just right that they plough back to the communities,” said Mr. Mubanga.
The DPS further urged Monze residents to guard jealously the borehole as it would benefit everyone seeking medical care at the health institution.
Sister Purity Siloka Monze Mission Hospital Senior Acting Administrator says the institution has been facing water challenges for some time as the five boreholes drilled some time back were yielding inadequate water to facilitate smooth operations at the referral Hospital which has a bed capacity of 200.
Sister Siloka said the Hospital was elated with the donation of a borehole adding that this would greatly help to enhance health service delivery.
“ We are celebrating today because the donation of a borehole by the Muslim community would help to enhance health service delivery as water challenges we have been facing for some time now will be a thing of the past,” said Sister Siloka.
And the Muslim Social and Welfare Trust coordinator Mr. Mubasshir Nehta says the donation of a borehole was a show of deep appreciation to the government for the conducive environment it has continued to provide for the Muslim community to conduct business in the country.
He explained that the Muslim community feel obliged to continue to support and supplement government’s efforts in improving the welfare of citizens.
Mr. Nehta expressed hope that the borehole would help to address water challenges faced by the Mission Hospital which serves as a referral hospital for more than 280,000 people in Monze District.
Monze District commissioner Mrs Munachoongo Muleya who witnessed the drilling until the end also praised the Muslim community for their commitment and heart for the people of Monze for the donation adding that adequate water supply was indispensable for quality health care delivery.