By Paul Anguyo
Maracha District Local Government has received the first substantive District Health Officer since its inspection in 2010.
The new district health officer Dr. Paul Onzubo who ahs been Arua Municipal Health Officer was recruited in April during the latest district recruitment of staff members.
Cadribo Sunday the outgoing care taker district health officer called for forgiveness from the health officer who felt offended during his five years term of office. He pledged to work together with the new district health officer.
“Please bear with me I didn’t hand over my experience it will be with me but I will use it at the table of the DHT to make Maracha grow further. We have been a very lenient and considerate DHT” he noted
Doctor Paul Onzubo the incoming district health officer called for cooperation from the different stakeholders. He thanked the district leadership for trusting him in advance stressing that the expectations are big but he expects a lot from the district.
“The summary of my expectations from the district is cooperation because it is about team work; what I would like to inherit most are the challenges.” Dr. Onzubo said.
Mamawi Jordan the Deputy District Internal Security Officer Maracha district welcomed the new district health officer and commended the out gone caretaker district officer.
He praised the out gone caretaker DHO for building a good team that has worked together with other district leadership in terms of operations like managing outbreaks and immunizations.
Some district leaders are optimistic that with the new district health officer there will be an improvement in the service delivery and performance of health workers.
However the secretary social services Maracha district Bako Judith pledged that the district council will support the health department in resource mobilization and allocations in order to enhance better health service delivery.
She also tasked the new DHO to tackle the issues of late coming of some health workers and late delivery of reports that have been the biggest challenge.
Dr. Paul Onzubo will effectively 1st June 2018 become the District Health Officer Maracha District after serving as Arua Municipal Health Officer .Maracha district has about 15 functional health facilities. End