By Voice of Lango Editorial (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The long awaited construction of a health facility in Barlonyo, Aromo Sub County in Lira district has finally kicked off with the ground breaking ceremony for construction of Barlonyo Health center three.
The construction of the health facility is in fulfillment of a presidential pledge made by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during his visit to Barlonyo massacre site in 2004.
Lira District woman MP Linda Agnes Auma said the project had been delayed due to lack of funds and land to host the same.
Auma Linda asked locals of the area to support the project for it to succeed.
Lira District chairman RCM Okello Orik said they have already got funds for procuring equipment for the health facility.
Okello Orik asked locals of the area to offer more land to allow for expansion of the project.
Lira District acting engineer, Ongala Geoffrey, said the 1.8 billion shillings project that will last for eight months will include construction of staff accommodation, Out Patients Department, maternity ward and toilets among others.
Akello Eceri, 70 has welcomed the project which she said will improve health service delivery in the area since locals were trekking up to Lira city and Ogur Health Centre IV to seek medical attention.