The Uganda Prisons Service on Wednesday 3 April 2019 broke ground on the construction of the Prisons staff referral hospital at Luzira. The new facility will replace the current staff clinic which has been a major attraction delivering health services to staff, their families and communities of Nakawa Division and beyond.

The Director Production and Engineering, Nsalasatta David who represented the Commissioner General noted that the hospital is fully funded by the Government of Uganda to a tune of 10.9 billion shillings inclusive of sanitation and electrical works and will be completed in 36 months.

He observed that the facility will cater for 200,000 people from the community and 100,000 staff and families while providing better working facilities for the health workers.

He was happy with the competent consultant for the project PlanTec Ltd and project contractor Ambitious Construction Ltd who have a good track record and would deliver on the new facility on time.

He further noted that the new facility was a directive from His Excellency the President towards improving of staff welfare in the service.

The Assistant Commissioner, Prisons Health Services Dr. James Kisambu the facility had been long time coming in health service delivery to staff, families and the community.

With the new facility in place it will alleviate the challenge of the improvised health care building that was housing the staff clinic in turn hindering quality health services. There will be reduced costs of referrals because UPS currently spends 50 million shilling quarterly on referrals.

The Prisons Health Service will be working hand in hand with the KCCA in running and maintenance of the facility.

The Mayor of Nakawa division, Hon. Balimwezo Nsubuga assured the service of continued support and acceptance by the community. He praised the wonderful plan and state of the art design of the proposed new facility. He encouraged the Prisons Service for any assistance required in the KCCA approval processes.

The occasion was graced by the Ag. Director Corporate and Corporation Affairs Kakungulu Moses, Assistant Commissioner PRO Baine Frank, Assistant Commissioner Welfare and Rehabilitation, Nsubuga Rogers, Senior Superintendent of Prisons OC M/bay Kivumbi Jacob and Medical officers in the region