President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for the construction of 111 hospitals in 18 months
President Nana Adoo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has today, Tuesday 17th August, 2021 cut sod for the construction of 111 hospitals in 18 months at a cost of $16.88 million each dubbed “Agenda 111”.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony at Trede in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region, the president stated that each hospital is being constructed at a cost of US$16.88 million, that is, US$12.88 million for construction and US$4 million for medical equipment.
He said the construction of the 111 state-of-the-art hospitals has become necessary because the government had discovered 101 districts in the country without hospitals and therefore intends to construct one hospital in each of the identified districts.
Additionally, “The creation of the new regions also meant that government had to construct 7 Regional hospitals for the new regions, including a new one for the Western Region.” He also added that as part of the Agenda 111, his government will “see to the construction of 2 new psychiatric hospitals for the Middle Belt and Northern Belt, respectively, and rehabilitate the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital in the Western Region”.
The president announced that sites for the construction of 88 of the 101 district hospitals have been identified with the acquisition of the remaining 13 sites set to be completed soon for work to commence.
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