Minister of information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of measures to mitigate the impact of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, will tomorrow, August 17, 2021, break grounds for the commencement of the construction of hospitals under the government’s Agenda 111 initiative.
The project is part of a grand vision for Ghana’s healthcare sector by the Akufo-Addo administration, the realization of which will ensure that 101 outstanding districts will be provided with hospitals in addition to 10 selected regional and specialized hospitals.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview with Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Original 91.9FM’s Adwenekasa, said the President will personally observe the commencement of works at Trede in the Ashanti Region with other contractors in other districts expected to commence work afterward.
“President Akufo-Addo pledged to build hospitals for districts without hospitals. We instituted a committee to work on it. Chief of Staff, Frema Opare is in charge. They began their work a year ago. Tomorrow construction commences in Trede in the Ashanti Region,” Oppong Nkrumah said.
“We had to secure land for the project. The construction of the hospitals in the 88 districts,” the Information Minister added.
He said agenda 111 is programmed to take 12 months to complete from the commencement of each unit with a funding of $100 million from the government through the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF).
Oppong Nkrumah government has already mobilized 100 million dollars which have been given to the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund for the commencement of the projects.