His Excellency the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo as part of it’s measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic will on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, break grounds for the commencement of the construction of hospitals.
According to the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a press briefing yesterday, the government’s Agenda 111 initiative is part of a grand vision for Ghana’s healthcare sector by the Akufo-Addo administration. He said, the exercise will take 12 months to complete for each unit from government through the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF).
He added that the President will himself observe the commencement of works at Trede in the Ashanti Region.
According to Kojo Oppong, the project is expected to deepen healthcare delivery at all district levels and ensure that the Ghanaian can access high quality healthcare at all district levels.
“The project is expected to deepen healthcare delivery at all district levels and ensure that the Ghanaian can access high quality healthcare at all district levels.It will also provide thousands of jobs for the healthcare staff to be recruited and posted to all these 111 facilities as well as their ancillary workers in these communities. The housing and local services associated with these projects are also expected to add a new layer to local economic activities in service of the local communities”, he said.
He therefore edged all, especially the local beneficiary communities, traditional leaders, youth and all actors in the local health sector to support the agenda in order to yield a better result.