A National Communication member of the governing New Patriotic Party, Benjamin Akowuah has listed number of health facilities started by the erstwhile John Mahama administration that have been completed.
This comes after the news broke that, President Akuffo-Addo has abandoned Hospital projects started under the erstwhile Mahama administration “leaving it to rot in the bush”.
In a Facebook post by the communicator, he enumerated about 8 health projects the Akuffo-Addo led administration inherited and have completed.
He further threw a Challenge to Sammy Gyamfi and the opposition NDC to publish the list of the 3,000 Chip Compounds and their location they claim was built by John Mahama.
He wrote: “LIST OF UNCOMPLETED HEALTH FACILITIES OF JOHN MAHAMA COMPLETED BY PREZ AKUFO-ADDO’s GOVERNMENT
I have seen the NDC autopilot communicators been asked to question why the President will announce the construction of 6 Regional and 88 District Hospitals when several hospitals of JM (they claim) have been abandoned.
Let me take some time to enumerate health projects we inherited, and have completed and operationalized them.
I hope these NDC guys will read and revise their notes.
1. Construction and Equipping of 10 Polyclinics in the Central Region
They are located in the following towns; Besease, Gomoa Dawurampong, Biriwa, Sunkwa, Birempong Agya, Gyamera, Mankron, Ekumfode, Ekumfi Naakwa and Gomoa
These projects were initiated by the NDC in 2016 but were completed by NPP in 2018.
2. Upgrade and Rehabilitation of Tamale Teaching Hospital.
Phase 2 of this project began in 2015 and was supposed to be completed in December, 2018. It has duly been completed by NPP and commissioned by Health Minister.
3. Construction and Equipping on 597 Bed UG Medical Centre.
JM couldn’t complete even the Phase 1 of this project but the NPP inherited, completed and operationalized it.
We have also secured funding for Phase 2 which is ongoing.
Project expected to be completed and fully operationalized by October, 2020.
4. Construction of Offices and Ministry of Health Headquarters.
This was inherited and completed by NPP.
The ministry have now be relocated into its new headquarters close the NHIS headquarters at Ridge.
5. Expansion of Radiotherapy Medical Services at Korle Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals.
This project was abandoned before we assumed office. Funding arrangement were reengaged and the project has resumed. It’s expected to be completed by end of this year.
6. Construction of 2 Regional and 6 District Hospitals by Eurojet
These were projects initiated by Prez Kuffour. Work commenced between 2009-16 but none of these 8 projects were completed by NDC in 8yrs. When we assumed office we had to reengage the contractors
Currently, we have commissioned and operationalized the Wa Regional Hospital,
– The Ga East District Hospital also in operation (Which is now the National COVID-19 treatment centre in Accra)
– All other sites like Twifo Praso, Konongo, Odumase, Nsorkor, Tepa and Salaga are still in progress. Tepa and Nsorkor are to be completed by close of June and November, 2020.
7. Construction of 8 District Hospital and Integrated IT Systems in Ghana.
These projects located in Wa, Fomena, Kumawu, Abetifi, Garu Tempani, Sekondi, and Takoradi were abandoned in July, 2016.
Only the Dodowa project was completed by the NDC.
We did a value for money audit which revealed that money spent was far in excess of work done.
We have written to attorney general to terminate these contract based on auditors recommendations.
So let it be on record that no project of the NDC has been abandoned the NPP administration.
We will also make available hospital projects initiated and completed by the NPP since January, 2017 to date.
Challenge the Sammy Gyamfi and NDC the published the list of 3,000 Chip Compounds they claim it was built be JM with their locations.
Akowuah Benjamin A.
(NPP Natl. Comms Team)”
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.com | William Kabutey Dosoo