Toyota Uganda yesterday announced a partnership package with Rotary Uganda towards the Mukono Hospital project.
The $10,000 (Shs 37 million) corporate social investment was revealed by the Toyota Uganda Managing Director Mahmood Omar at the company’s headquarters in Namanve in the company of Rotary’s District Governor Nominee Rosetti Nabbumba Nayenga.
“On our own we can only have limited impact in our communities but through partnerships with friends like Rotary Uganda, together we can take on bigger projects such as the Mukono Hospital venture that in turn ensures bigger impact. For example in the past we have worked with Rotary during the cancer run to address the plight of cancer,” said Omar.
Speaking at the event, Rotary’s Nayenga commended Toyota for the continued partnership with the fraternity pledging to put the money to its rightful use as per the time-proven rotary standards of operation.
“The Mukono Hospital project is quite a mammoth undertaking that requires the involvement of as many individual and corporate partners as possible. But at the same time we have really been encouraged by the response from the public and by corporate friends such as Toyota Uganda. This investment will go along away in changing the lives of the people in Mukono and the users of the Kampala-Jinja highway,” said Nayenga.
The Mukono hospital project, estimated to cost $3.4M, will uplift access to health services to the residents of Mukono and the neighbouring towns and also importantly to the Jinja highway commuters.
Without any fully fledged hospital along the highway especially during the unfortunate times of accidents, the hospital will play a significant role in saving lives.
Rotary Uganda seeks to equip the facility with state of the art machines including a fully furnished theatre, outpatients department, private clinic, female, male and children’s wards and an administrative block.
The hospital is also expected to offer training facilities to the students of Uganda Christian University and any other institutions of health education in and around Mukono.
The hospital will sit on a 10-acres at Ngandu, Mukono.