‘Agenda 111’: Gov’t secures land titles for 88 sites for commencement of works

Government has secured land titles for 88 sites to commence the construction of 88 out of the 111 district and regional hospitals it plans to build.

This has paved the way for the commencement of works under the agenda 111 policy on Tuesday at Trede in the Atwima Kwanwoma district of the Ashanti region.

Announcing this at a press briefing, information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the projects once started are expected to be completed within 12 months.

He disclosed that President Akufo Addo will be witnessing the commencement of work on Tuesday at Trede in the Ashanti Region.

“We’ve also been working to secure funding for it. Currently, commencement funding of USD 100 million has been available to the project through the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund. For the project themselves is budgeted at nearly USD 17 million for each of the district hospitals. The district and specialized hospitals are being funded by the Government of Ghana, but for the Regional hospitals EPC arrangement has been made and that come with their own funding associated with it.”

President Akufo-Addo in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic promised to complete the project in a year, during a national update on Covid-19 last April.

“I know all the district hospitals drawing have been done and awards have been given to some contractors and we’ll be meeting them this week. We want to move the process forward and so very soon you’ll see His Excellency and the Vice President going round cutting the sod for the work.”

“Government wants to construct 100-bed capacity district hospitals in all districts without hospitals.”

“The government is putting up 101 hospitals across Ghana and secondly the government is putting up a secondary facility, that is regional hospitals in all the new regions created and a new one at the Western region and convert the Effia Nkwanta Hospital into a metropolitan one.”

He continued that, “Government is going to construct two psychiatrist hospitals; one to serve the middle belt and one to serve the northern belt and so this makes the Agenda 111.”

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