General News of Wednesday, 1 September 2021
A Member of the Communication Team of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Sylvester Soprano Sarpong has insisted that agenda 111 is not feasible.
Contributing to a panel discussion on Neat FM’s Me Man Nti programme, he vowed: “I’ll shave my beard, mix it with gari & eat; if Akufo-Addo is able to complete agenda 111.”
Agenda 111 includes 101 district hospitals, six regional hospitals in the newly created regions, two specialized hospitals in the middle and northern belts, as well as a regional hospital in the Western Region and renovation of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
The objective of the project is to significantly deepen the delivery of quality healthcare at the district level, boost access to healthcare services for all citizens towards ensuring the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Three.
President Akufo-Addo speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony for the project to commence in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday, August 17 said:
”So far sites have been identified for 88 of the 111 hospitals, and after cutting the sod, work on the other 87 sites will also commence today [Tuesday]. The acquisition of the remaining 13 sites will be completed shortly for work to begin. Each hospital is being constructed at a cost of $16.88 million, i.e. $12.88 million for construction and $4 million for medical equipment, and all the hospitals are to be completed in 18 months and works will begin on the regional and other hospitals in the latter part of the year.”