Nana Fi Agyemang II, the Chief of Twifo Wamaso and also Kontihene of Ati-Morkwa Traditional council in the Twifo Ati-Morkwa district of the Central Region has praised the government for its vision to build 111 new regional and district hospitals across the the country.
He stressed that, the Agenda 111 project will save human lives which is the most paramount hence and every well meaning Ghanaian must support the government to accomplish this juicy ambition.
Nana appealed to President Akufo-Addo to also pay necessary attention to the existing health facilities particularly the CHPS compounds and equip them with the requisite logistics while preparing for the “Big Agenda 111”
Akufo-Addo breaks ground for Agenda 111
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 17th August 2021, cut the sod for the commencement of Agenda 111, which he has described as the biggest ever investment in the nation’s healthcare sector is being made.
The project will involve the construction of (101) district hospitals, the construction of seven (7) Regional Hospitals for the new Regions, including a new one for the Western Region, the construction of two (2) new psychiatric hospitals for the Middle Belt and Northern Belt, respectively, and the rehabilitation of the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital in the Western Region
Addressing the gathering at Trede, in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic did not only disrupt lives and livelihoods, but also exposed the deficiencies of the nation’s healthcare system, because of years of under-investment and neglect.
With eighty-eight (88) out of the one hundred and one (101) sites identified for the commencement of work on the construction of the district hospitals, he assured that the acquisition of the remaining thirteen (13) sites will be completed shortly for work to begin.
Describing Agenda 111 as a “Ghana First” agenda, which has been carefully thought through to inspire activity and growth in various sectors of the economy, and help also bring jobs to the youth, the President explained that a consortium, comprising some twenty (20) Ghanaian consulting firms, made up of architects, civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineers, quantity surveyors, bio-medical engineers, and other technical teams, have designed these hospitals to reflect the nation’s unique domestic requirements