Lucille and Piero to E. W. Oryema, Minister of Land and Water Resources: Mr Minister, the well is done!
March 10, 1976
Dear Honourable Minister,
The Direction of this hospital would like to take this opportunity to thank you heartily for your help. Because of your personal interest in our problem with water supplies, we are glad to tell you that the drilling machine came to Lacor shortly after seeing you. Moreover, the borehole is now completed, and a water supply is thus assured to the hospital, forever.
We are, however, a bit concerned about the expenses for drilling this borehole. According to the original agreement with the Director of drilling, some months ago we sent a cheque of shillings 5,000 to the Uganda Administration. At that time we jointly thought it possible to continue drilling the then existing borehole which was already 200 feet deep. This would have meant an addition of only 100-150 feet of more drilling. Unfortunately, when the drillers came, they found it inconvenient (because of the different diameter of their machine) to continue drilling the same hole, and so they decided to start a completely new borehole. It now appears the cost of this new borehole could be quite high for our hospital.
For this reason we would like to appeal to you for your consideration, so that the above payment of shillings 5,000 be accepted as a final one by your Ministry.
We make this plea for the following reasons:
Honourable Minister, we hope that you will look once again favourably upon the needs of Lacor Hospital.
We hereby renew our thanks and express our sentiments of gratitude.
Lucille and Piero Corti
Reply from Minister Oryema
Entebbe, March 17, 1976
Please refer to your letter dated March 10, 1976, addressed to the Minister of Land and Water Resources.
I am pleased to inform you that the Minister has considered your request and has found it fitting to grant you the request contained therein.
S.L. Okec, Permanent Secretary
Erinayo Wilson Oryema was the first African Inspector General of the Uganda Police. When Idi Amin took power, Oryema was made Minister. In February 1977, he was arrested and, together with the Anglican Archbishop Janani Luwum and Minister Oboth Ofumbi were accused of treason and killed.