Government acquires Shs45 billion Japanese grant for hospitals

Japanese ambassador Junzo Fujita (L) meets Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka and Health minister Ruhakana Rugunda (R) after signing the deal in Kampala last week. Photo by Stephen Wandera.

What you need to know:

The money will be used to rehabilitate Hoima, Kabale and Fort Portal hospitals.

The government has received a grant of $18 million (about Shs45 billion) from Japan, which will be used to boost medical facilities and rehabilitate three referral/major hospitals in Western Uganda.

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