President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of the measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, will on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, break grounds for the beginning of the construction of hospitals under the government’s Agenda 111 initiative.
The project is part of a grand vision for Ghana’s healthcare sector by the Akufo-Addo administration.
The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, speaking at a press briefing on Sunday August, 15, 20201, said the President will personally observe the beginning of the construction works at Trede in the Ashanti Region with other contractors in other districts expected to start working thereafter.
He said the agenda 111 is programmed to take 12 months to complete from commencement of each unit with a funding of $100 million from government through the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF).
The Minister said the construction of the 111 hospitals will lead to Ghana becoming a Centre of Medical Excellence and a destination for medical tourism in the West African sub-region.
The project is expected deliver excellent healthcare at all district levels and ensure that even the average Ghanaian can access high quality healthcare at all district levels. It will also provide thousands of jobs for the healthcare staff who will be recruited and posted to all these 111 facilities as well as other staff members in these communities.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah called on all, especially the local beneficiary communities, traditional leaders, youth and all in the local health sector to give the agenda their full support.