Serenje Resident, Harrison Nsemiwe, has called on authorities to address the issue of bodies decomposing in the mortuary due to loadshedding.

Nsemiwe stated that the current situation is akin to keeping the deceased at home.

However, Serenje Council Chairperson, Staivous Mulumba, assured that the local authority is doing its best to tackle the challenge.

Mulumba noted that Serenje has two mortuaries: one at the Urban Clinic and another at the Main Hospital.

He said the Urban Clinic is experiencing power loadshedding, while the Main Hospital has been exempted.

The Council Chairperson mentioned that the viable solution is to install new mortuary equipment at the Main Hospital using Constituency Development Fund (CDF) resources.

Mulumba revealed that the authorities have contacted a supplier and are awaiting a response to award the contract.

He emphasized that the situation has been treated as an emergency, and efforts have been made to expedite procurement procedures without any violations.

Mulumba expects the contractor to begin installation of the new mortuary equipment at the Main Hospital by next week.

“We have been informed that the installation should be completed within 10 working days. We will continue to update everyone on the progress of this matter through various platforms,” he said.

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