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General News of Monday, 27 April 2020


Make use of existing hospitals instead of promising new ones - Mogtari to Akufo-Addo

Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Former president Mahama's aide play videoJoyce Bawa Mogtari, Former president Mahama's aide

Joyce Bawa Mogtari has advised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make use of the hospitals built by former president John Dramani Mahama.

According to the former president's aide, Akufo-Addo's decision to construct 88 District hospitals and 6 Regional hospitals are lies.

To her, there is no need for investing in building new hospitals when others built by the previous government have been left to rot.

“What’s the plan for all of us as Ghanaians? Do we need to be promised unrealistic goals for the purpose of speech making? 88 hospitals within a year is a lie. We have hospitals, put them to use and let’s put the money back into the economy for the people of Ghana,” she wrote on twitter

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo during his eighth national address has promised to build some 88 District hospitals and 6 regional hospitals.

He said;

“There are eighty-eight (88) districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six (6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have 5 infectious disease control centres dotted across the country, and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for diseases like COVD-19. We must do something urgently about this. That is why the Government has decided to undertake a major investment in our healthcare infrastructure, the largest in our history. We will, this year, begin constructing eighty-eight (88) hospitals in the districts without hospitals,"