A local construction company, Yohannes Haile Building Contractor, secured a deal to construct a hospital in Wolkite town in Gurage Zone. The agreement was signed between the contractor and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State Health Bureau on September 19, 2019. To be built with 594 million Br, the hospital will rest on 8,110Sqm of land out of the designated 11ha total area. Yohannes Haile, which constructed the Wolkite University Kitchen & Dining Building, is expected to complete the hospital building within two years. The hospital will minimise the region’s infrastructure problem and expand health services, according to Akenaw Kaweza, head of the region’s Health Bureau.