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Finance Minister Kasaija signs UGX 24 billion Grant Agreement with Japan

Finance Minister Kasaija signs UGX 24 billion Grant Agreement with Japan


Finance Minister Hon kasaija signed Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement for the "Improvement of Medical  Equipment at  Regional Referral Hospitals Project" with Mr. Inoue Yoichi,the Chief Representative of JICA in Uganda and H.E Yoshimura Tomotaka,Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Uganda respectively.

The grant agreement worth JPY 941,000,000 ( approx. USD 6.8 million) or UGX.24,250,000,000 will improve infrastructure at Jinja and Soroti regional referral hospitals (RRHs).

On behalf of the Government of Uganda hon. Kasaija  expressed profound gratitude for the longstanding and robust cooperation with the Gov't of Japan. “Our healthcare system faces daunting challenges with regional referral hospitals bearing a substantial burden of providing specialized medical care to a large population," said Kasaija.

Grant Agreement signing ceremony


The Deputy Head of Mission said Japan regards the health sector as one of the most important areas that deserve such support." I sincerely hope that this grant aid assists Uganda to achieve its target in health sector," he said.

JICA Chief Representative said the medical equipment is expected to strengthen the diagnostic & treatment capabilities of the 2 RRHs. Medical equipment to be provided include: operating tables, operating lights for surgery, ultrasound scanners and anesthesia machines.