H.E. Nana Akufo Addo has admitted that the initial schedule for the implementation of Agenda 111 was overly ambitious.
Speaking in Parliament during the State of the Nation Address, the President said the difficulty in finding and securing land for the various projects under the initiative is one of the key challenges that has stifled efforts to expedite the process of implementation.
The President assured the house that despite the challenges, he will see to it that all the 111 hospitals to be constructed under the Agenda 111 Initiative will be completed and commissioned before his government comes to an end on January 6th, 2025.
President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, August 17, launched the Agenda 111 project.
The project will cover the design, procurement, construction, equipping and commissioning of 101 District Hospitals, 6 Regional Hospitals in newly created regions, as well as 1 Regional Hospital in the Western Region, 2 Psychiatric Hospitals in Kumasi and Tamale and a redeveloped Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
The project is to ensure that Ghanaians nationwide have access to quality healthcare services and with the National Health Insurance Scheme, boost the provision of healthcare infrastructure and financial accessibility to healthcare.
Doctors, nurses and other health personnel will have accommodation in the hospitals to be constructed.
According to the Agenda 111 detailed document, the facilities that will be enjoyed by Ghanaians include 4 state-of-the-art surgical theatres for maternity, obstetrics, and gynecology, a full complement of male, female, pediatric and isolation wards, among others.
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