Government has begun work on a number of locations for the construction of hospitals under the Agenda 111 Project, according to Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
“Cassatral plans for 91 district hospital sites have been finished, and work on a number of sites has commenced,” he stated.
The Finance Minister was presenting the Agyenkwa budget for the fiscal year 2022 on the floor of Parliament.
“Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Nation: Fiscal Consolidation and Job Creation” was the theme.
According to him, the government has acquired a US$100 million start-up cash to begin construction on ‘Agenda 111’ district, specialized, and regional hospitals around the country.
Each hospital is anticipated to be completed in 12 months from the start of construction.
The Agenda 111 project involves the construction of 101 district hospitals, six regional hospitals in newly created regions, two specialized hospitals in the middle and northern belts, a regional hospital in the Western Region, and the refurbishment of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
According to him, the government will speed up the implementation of the Agenda 111 Project, which includes 124 district hospitals, seven regional hospitals, and three psychiatric hospitals, in order to improve fair access to health facilities.
To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Finance Minister claimed the government had launched an intensive immunization campaign to preserve people’s lives.
He said that, as of September 2021, nearly 2 million Ghanaians have received a single dosage of the vaccine, with roughly 825,706 fully immunized.
“We will not give up until we reach our target of vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians.” Our vaccine supply of around 9 million doses is now assured, and we will mobilize to reach this goal in order to safeguard our people,” he said.