The government is expected to complete the construction of hospitals under the ambitious Agenda 111 projects by June 2024.
The Presidential Adviser on Health, Anthony Nsiah Asare made this known on Citi TV’s Face to Face.
He said the processes for the construction of some of the hospitals have already begun.
“We will have 111 district hospitals, then we will have seven new regional hospitals. All the six new regions will have their own regional hospitals. We are going through the processes. We have gone through the PPA. We will go through parliamentary approval and work will start… In June 2024, those regional hospitals will be completed.”
The Agenda 111 project is part of a grand vision for Ghana’s healthcare sector by the Akufo-Addo administration.
The project will ensure that 101 outstanding districts will be provided with hospitals in addition to 10 selected regional and specialized hospitals.
The government has already set aside an amount of US$100 million as commencement funding for the project.
Each of the hospitals will cost $16.88 million, with $12.88 million being used for the construction of the hospitals and $4 million for medical equipment.
Some projects to begin in March
67 of the hospitals under the Agenda 111 initiative are to commence by the end of March this year.
A manager at Hospital Infrastructure Group, project manager for Agenda 111 hospitals, Kwabena Nyarko, gave an update on how the project is panning out as of February 9, 2022.
“We went through a tender process; the contractors have submitted their tender, and they are being evaluated. After this is done, we will run them through a value-for-money process and all the commercial arrangements will go through Parliament.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also said he is determined to complete the Agenda 111 hospital projects before the end of his second term.