Hamurwa Health Centre IV in Rubanda District has received a 500-watt solar power system from the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda worth 9.3 million shillings, to provide constant power supply in the facility’s theatre.
Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda is a government body mandated to supervise and regulate the insurance business in Uganda.
Speaking at the hand over, the IRA CEO Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega said the donation followed a plea by the Rubanda East Member of parliament Henry Musasizi, who noted that the theatre at the facility had a challenge of power.
Lubega says the donation was also part of the Company’s corporate social responsibility to address the needs in the community through sustainable initiatives in the areas of health, Education, environment conservation, road safety and among others.
Hon Musasizi says he requested support from the Insurance Regulatory Authority after finding that the facility was serving a big number of people but had a challenge of power supply especially during the operation of mothers during child birth.
The Hamurwa Health Center IV In-charge Dr Stewart Turanzomwe said they had been forced to make unnecessary referrals to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital or Rugarama whenever they faced power blackouts because they lacked a standby generator.