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Health News of Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Source: adomonline.com

Minority’s tour of abandoned hospital projects mischievous – Health Minister

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu is peeved at the attempts by the Minority in Parliament to play partisan politics with the health sector.

According to him, the recent tour by some Minority members on the Health Committee of Parliament to some abandoned hospital project sites was borne out of mischief.

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament, after the tour, threatened to summon the Health Minister to Parliament to answer questions on the stalled hospital projects in Kumawu and Fomena in the Ashanti region.

Led by the Ranking Member on the Health Committee, Hon.Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the group described as wicked government’s decision not to complete the projects started by the erstwhile Mahama administration.

But in a rebuttal, the Health Minister on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem programme, Wednesday called the bluff of the NDC.

He explained that knowing that contractors have been ordered to move to site, the NDC MPs quickly rushed there for cheap political points.

Mr Agyemang-Manu said the conduct of the NDC will not push the government to take decisions to shortchange Ghanaians.

Per the recommendation of the Auditor-General, the Health Minister said NMS Infrastructure Company Limited has been asked to return to site to complete the projects.



He said a total of $38 million has been allocated to complete the two projects to provide quality healthcare to residents in and around the two towns.



Mr Agyeman-Manu appealed to the chiefs and people of Kumawu and Fomena to exercise restraint as government works to complete the projects.