Gov’t sets foundation stone for Gudele Hospital
By Martha David
The Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga has yesterday laid a foundation stone for construction of a modern hospital in Gudele.
The construction of the Hospital is being funded by the Government of United Arabs Emirates.
Speaking during the inauguration of the foundation stone, Dr. Igga said the hospital was a gift from UAE government to the residents of Gudele and the country at large.
“With all the new medical equipment which will be in the hospital and in the newly constructed Juba Teaching Hospital, we will prevent people from seeking treatment abroad,” Dr. Igga said.
He said instead of spending money abroad for medical treatment it should be used for building more hospitals.
He assured the citizens of government’s commitment to end the conflict in the country and urged the public not to panic.
The Deputy Director General for Abu Dhabi Funds for Development Ahmed Khalifa said the hospital would be in line with the international standards.
“This hospital reinforces the funds commitment to boost roads and important industry and health sector. We are all to support the construction of Gudele General Hospital,” he said.
He reiterated that the fund focused on financing projects that aim at improving infrastructure to stimulate sustainable development goals.
Joseph Gore Modi, Chairman of Gudele said the hospital demonstrates unity to the area, saying people from Newsite, Luri, Munuki, Gurei and Mia Saba are expected to receive treatment from the area.
He requested the authorities to set up police station in order to maintain the security in the area.
“We are thankful to the government for being mindful of the people of Gudele and the people of United Arabs Emirates for the generousity and we are grateful to them for saving our lives,” he said.