The government’s agenda 111 projects in certain areas of the Ashanti Region have been delayed, which has alarmed the minority in parliament.
The contractor hired to build the Kwabenakwa district hospital in the Obuasi East municipality was paid roughly $1 million, according to the Minority, but not even a foundation has been constructed.
The presidency is not dedicated to the projects’ successful completion, according to Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the ranking member of the parliament’s health committee, who was speaking to reporters while visiting the site where the Akrofuom district hospital is planned to be built.
“Agenda 111 was supposed to be completed in 12 months. It was later changed to 18 months. The whole procurement process around it is bizarre. How the contract was even awarded is even questionable.”
“Government is not at all committed to the project. All they are interested in is to set out foundations, so they can push the burden onto governments. That way they can go around saying that they started the projects but subsequent governments did not continue the project.”
The Akufo-Addo administration’s big plan for Ghana’s healthcare industry includes the Agenda 111 initiative.
In addition to 10 chosen regional and specialized hospitals, the initiative will guarantee that 101 districts would have access to hospitals.
The government has already designated a sum of $100 million as project start-up money.
Each hospital will cost $16.88 million, with $12.88 million going toward building it and $4 million going toward medical supplies.