The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will later today, Tuesday, August 17, 2021, cut sod for work to begin on the government’s ambitious Agenda 111 hospitals project.
The sod-cutting ceremony happens today 17th August,2021 in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.
These projects were promised by President Akufo-Addo in April 2020, and are aimed at resourcing the country’s health sector in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare, who chairs the Committee spearheading the full implementation of Agenda 111 said Ghana’s healthcare system is about to change.
According to her, President Akufo-Addo is determined to ensure the completion of these projects for the betterment of Ghanaians.
“Agenda 111 will improve healthcare in every single district of the country that does not have one. To the extent that we have all witnessed that every single constituency in this country has an ambulance dedicated to it to assist in accessing healthcare.”
The project will also see the rehabilitation of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region, construction of two new psychiatric hospitals, and a new Accra Psychiatric hospital.
Meanwhile, the government has already engaged over 20 local consulting firms through a lead project consultant to provide architectural, engineering designs, and project management support towards the execution of the project.