Mr. Ken Ofori-Attah, Minister of Finance, says government has commenced work on a number of sites for the construction of hospitals under the Agenda 111 Project.
He said, “cadastral plans for 91 district hospital sites have been completed and work has began on a number of sites”.
The Finance Minister was presenting the Agyenkwa budget on the floor of Parliament for the 2022 fiscal year.
It was on the theme: “Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Nation: Fiscal Consolidation and Job Creation” .
The government has secured US$100 million start-up fund for the commencement of works on ‘Agenda 111’ district, specialised and regional hospitals across the country, he said.
Each hospital is expected to be completed within 12 months, starting from the point of commencement.
The Agenda 111 project includes 101 district hospitals, six regional hospitals in the newly created regions, two specialised hospitals in the middle and northern belts, as well as a regional hospital in the Western Region and renovation of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
He said, in line with the vision to improve equitable access to health facilities, the Government would accelerate the implementation of the Agenda 111 Project comprising 124 district hospitals, seven regional hospitals and three psychiatric hospitals.
The Finance Minister said to stop the spread of the COVID-19, government had also rolled-out an aggressive vaccination programme to protect lives.
He noted that sustained efforts have seen about 2 million Ghanaians receiving a single dose, with about 825,706 fully vaccinated as at September 2021.
“We will not relent until our goal of vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians is attained. Our supply of some 9 million vaccines are now assured and we will mobilize to meet this goal to protect our people,” he stated.