Why Hannah Bissiw 'took back' beds she sent to Takyimantia Polyclinic
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Tano South, Dr Louisa Hannah Bissiw

Why Hannah Bissiw 'took back' beds she sent to Takyimantia Polyclinic

The outgoing Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Tano South, Dr Louisa Hannah Bissiw has explained why she sent her agents to go for some hospital beds at the Takyimantia Polyclinic in Brong Ahafo.


According to her she was only sending them to another Polyclinic and that reports that she took back the beds because she lost the just ended Parliamentary elections to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) were misleading.

In a radio interview on Peace FM Monday morning, she said the beds had been locked up in a container at the Takyimantia Polyclinic for almost two years and that she was only taking them to other clinics at Derma, Kosu, Asuboi and 'Ma Wani Nso' all in her constituency that needed beds.

According to her, she acquired the beds from Germany with the support of her mother and that after they arrived in Ghana about two years ago. She then locked them up in a container in the yard of the Takyimantia Polyclinic and gave the keys to the Administrator of the clinic.

The Takyimantia Polyclinic according to her had been provided with all the equipment needed by government and hence there was the need to re-assign what she acquired personally as an MP to other clinics in the constituency which were in need.

The Derma and Asuboi clinics she claimed had approached her for assistance in the provision of beds and so she sent her agents to go for the beds at the weekend for distribution to them.

She accused her opponents of peddling lies about the incident.

Confusion erupted at the clinic as Dr Bissiw's agents tried to carry the beds away since some loyalists of the NPP said the outgoing MP was taking back the beds because she had just lost re-election. It took the intervention of some military men to restore sanity.

Below is a video of incident posted by an eyewitness.


Explaining further Dr Bissiw said the Brong Ahafo region recently benefitted from five Polyclinics which was built by government, one of which was sent to Takyimantia.

The polyclinic, she said was a Turn-Key project (All Inclusive) which came with all the needed equipment upon completion which was not known to her so she solicited for beds whilst construction was still underway.

When the beds arrived from Germany, she locked them up in a container which belonged to one of his agents, Kofi Adu in the yard of the polyclinic since the polyclinic no longer needed them.

Her thinking was that, Derma did not have enough facilities at the clinic there, so intended to send the beds there as well as Asuboi, Kosu and ‘Ma Wani Nso’ but was unable to do the presentation because of her tight campaign itinerary.

She said immediately after the elections, the midwife at Derma started calling her thinking she may longer get the beds so she gave a distribution list to her agents for them to go for the beds and send to the various clinics.

She however denied suggestions that the beds had been donated by Takyimantia residents from abroad and insisted they were acquired through her own effort.

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