The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, has described those who are not enthused about government’s Agenda 111 as witches.
For him, the country lacks good healthcare infrastructure and if government has now decided to construct more hospitals, he cannot understand why people should be pessimistic about the initiative.
Agenda 111 is a government initiative which aims at making Ghana the centre of excellence in health care by 2030.
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of the Trede District Hospital in the Atwima Kwanwoma district of the Ashanti Region.
The ceremony formed part of the Agenda 111 to construct 101 district hospitals in districts without district hospitals, two psychiatric hospitals for the middle and the southern belts, seven regional hospitals and the rehabilitation of the Accra psychiatric hospital.
Each of the hospitals would be built at the cost of $12.8 million and another $4.8 million would be spent to equip them bringing the total cost of each of the hospitals to $17.60 million and it is expected to be completed within 18 months.
According to the president, about $6 billion is spent annually by Africans to seek medical care abroad and was hopeful that when completed, the sector could generate about $2 million to the country’s GDP annually.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Mante, who was speaking at a programme in the Central Region, expressed worry over how some Ghanaians have allowed politics to clout their thoughts on good initiatives.