Lawyer Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Member of Parliament for Sekondi has revealed that the contractual agreement for the funding of the redevelopment of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital into a teaching hospital has been signed.
He explained that this also means that funding for the construction of the new Western Region Hospital at Apemenyim in the. Ahanta West Municipality has been secured since the agreement was for the two projects.
Lawyer Andrew Egyapa Mercer said the loan request and EPC contract that was submitted sometime last year November by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health to Parliament has been approved and has set the ball rolling for the commencement of the two projects.
Lawyer Andrew Egyapa Mercer added that, a week ago, the loan agreement between the Government of Ghana and Investech of South Africa has been reached and signed, as well as the EPC contract between the Government of Ghana represented by the Ministry of Finance and Amandi Investment.
“The value for money audit has therefore commenced and it is expected to conclude next month. After this, the sod will be cut for the commencement of work,” he told Samuel Kojo Brace on the Skyy Headline News at 1, Thursday, 2021.
The Sekondi Legislator who also doubles as a Deputy Minister of Energy, also stated that the commitment that was given by the President on the re-development of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital and the construction of a new Regional Hospital has been fulfilled as the needed funds have been acquired, and actually works on the construction and re-development will begin soon.
“Numerous infrastructures will be demolished and other few ones will remain to be re-developed at the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital,” he said.
Lawyer Andrew Egyapa Mercer indicated that actual construction work will soon be seen.
“As that conception has been achieved, and actual financing has been put in place, what is pending is the actual construction work,” he added.