Residents of Hoima have yet again got another reason to smile as they keep benefiting from the discovery of oil in their region. China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in partnership with Chinese Chamber of Enterprises, once again extended a helping hand to the people in Hoima as they offered free medical services to over 850 members of the community.
The two-day activitywas organized by CNOOC and held at Booma Grounds with an aim to treat diseases such as malaria, eye and skin diseases, diabetes, teach the residents about family planning and also treat various other ailments. With the help of eight highly skilled Chinese doctors from Naguru Hospital, CNOOC offered the people a chance to live a healthy life. The medical camp attracted many people from the neighboring districts of Masindi, Bullisa and Kibale.
Speaking during the activity, CNOOC’s public relations supervisor, Ms. AminahBukenya said; “CNOOC will continue to express our solidarity with people of Hoima District for good hospitality we enjoys. CNOOC wants to improve the well-being of the community so as we continue to co-exist together when we are in good health.”
CNOOC promised that in August, they will offer these same free medical services to the communities in Buhuka Parish where the corporation’s operations are directly based. This operation was also supported by Hoima’s District Health Officer and Municipality Principal Health Inspector.
Speaking at the conclusion of the free medical service, the Hoima District Chairman, Mr. George Bagonza commended CNOOC for the great work they were doing to improve the livelihoods of the Hoima community and the neighboring districts. He said; “We are grateful to have CNOOC here in our community. They are not only providing jobs and infrastructure but are going ahead to ensure that our health is good and that shows that they appreciate and care about us.”
This comes just a few weeks after CNOOC had opened new offices in Hoima to ensure accessibility to information in regard to the Company’s operations and further promote good neighborhood while continuing to build trust in the Hoima area of operation.