The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said the hospitals under the government’s ambitious Agenda 111 projects will be completed within 18 months.
He said this on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Trede in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region when he cut the sod for the commencement of the health facilities.
The president also disclosed that each of the hospitals will cost $16.88 million.
President Akufo-Addo also explained that $12.88 million will be for the construction of the hospitals and $4 million for medical equipment.
“So far sites have been identified for 88 of the 111 hospitals, and after cutting the sod, work on the other 87 sites will also commence today [Tuesday].”
“The acquisition of the remaining 13 sites will be completed shortly for work to begin. Each hospital is being constructed at a cost of $16.88 million, i.e. $12.88 million for construction and $4 million for medical equipment,the and all the hospitals are to be completed in 18 months and works will begin on the regional and other hospitals in the latter part of the year.”
Government has already set aside an amount of US$100 million as commencement funding for its ambitious Agenda 111 project.
Prior to the sod-cutting ceremony, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare, who chairs the Committee spearheading the full implementation of Agenda 111 in a Citi News interview, said Ghana’s healthcare system is about to change.
According to her, President Akufo-Addo is determined to ensure the completion of these projects for the betterment of Ghanaians.
“Agenda 111 will improve healthcare in every single district of the country that does not have one. To the extent that we have all witnessed that every single constituency in this country has an ambulance dedicated to it to assist in accessing healthcare.”