By Nedum Noble ABUJA The Anglican Church has constructed an ultra-modern hospital to provide adequate and affordable health care services to residents of Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Bishop of the Kubwa Diocese, Rt. Rev. Duke Akamisoko, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday at a press briefing to herald the first session of the third synod of the diocese coming in Lugbe, FCT. He said the hospital with the state-of-the-art equipment was meant to support the government in the provision of health care delivery, as well as a source of evangelism for the church. “Our vision of the hospital is to provide adequate and effective health care to the teeming population of who could not afford the high cost of private hospital,” he added. The cleric assured that the hospital which is open to all, irrespective of religion denomination, would be affordable with trusted and qualified personnel with high level morality and responsibility. He further disclosed that the church has invested much on the project, both on the building and equipment, adding that two resident doctors, nurses and other medical personnel would be on ground to render 24 hour service to the patients. He urged the residents, especially women and children, to take advantage of the facilities to enhance their health conditions. | Independent Newspapers Limited
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By Nedum Noble ABUJA The Anglican Church has constructed an ultra-modern hospital to provide adequate and affordable health care services to residents of Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Bishop of the Kubwa Diocese, Rt. Rev. Duke Akamisoko, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday at a press briefing to herald the first session of the third synod of the diocese coming in Lugbe, FCT. He said the hospital with the state-of-the-art equipment was meant to support the government in the provision of health care delivery, as well as a source of evangelism for the church. “Our vision of the hospital is to provide adequate and effective health care to the teeming population of who could not afford the high cost of private hospital,” he added. The cleric assured that the hospital which is open to all, irrespective of religion denomination, would be affordable with trusted and qualified personnel with high level morality and responsibility. He further disclosed that the church has invested much on the project, both on the building and equipment, adding that two resident doctors, nurses and other medical personnel would be on ground to render 24 hour service to the patients. He urged the residents, especially women and children, to take advantage of the facilities to enhance their health conditions.

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By Andrew Oota

Abuja

 

The Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) on Thursday said that, the Abuja Rail project had yet to be completed due to inadequate funding, adding that about 67 per cent of the work had been completed and 33 per cent yet to be done. 

FCTA also explained that the poor state of traffic lights within the Federal Capital Territory was as a result of the inability of government to pay contractors that installed the facility and in charge of their maintenance. In a press briefing on the state of affairs in the Federal Capital Territory, the Director of Transport in the FCTA, Engineer Alex Ozuma stated that, although inadequate funding of the Abuja rail project was a major challenge that had slowed down the pace of work, there are indications that the incoming administration would make the project a priority by ensuring adequate funding for its completion.

He pointed out that the Abuja rail project was designed to ease transportation within the Federal Capital Territory and reduce over dependence on the roads.

According to him, “I can tell you that we have done up to 67 per cent of the work on the Abuja rail system. We had a challenge of funding, but we are confident that the new administration will provide the funds and, if, that is done, we are sure that the project will be completed and commissioned this year as contained in the contract agreement”.

Speaking more on the state of traffic lights in the FCT, the Director maintained that the idea of traffic lights in Abuja, especially in the city centre was born out of the need to control vehicular movements, tricycles to reduce unnecessary grid locks and also avoid accidents.

“But the problem that we are having now is that, the contractors who installed the traffic lights have not being paid, government is still owing them, therefore is not even possible for them to carry out maintenance.

 

 

 

 

“So what we are trying to do now is to set up a traffic maintenance department in the FCTA, but we also need to train the people who will be in charge of maintenance, we need to acquire the equipments that they need.  But I can tell you that traffic installation and maintenance is one of the most difficult aspect of electrical engineering, but even more difficult during raining season”.

Similarly, the FCT director of Vehicle Inspectorate Office (VIO) Danjuma Garba said his office has stepped up action on vehicle inspections within the FCT to ensure that only vehicles that are road worthy will be allowed to operate in Abuja.

The Director, who decried the use of vehicles that are not road worthy in the FCT, stated that about 8,000 vehicles have so far passed the road worthy test.

He also stated that the VIO has completed plans to create additional six centres in Abuja for easy registration of vehicles as well as issuance of driving licenses, 2these centres will take off fully in the next two weeks so that people can easily obtain their licenses and so on”, he said,