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Akufo-Addo has shown little commitment to improving the health sector- Former Minister

Former Deputy Minister of Communications, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has said President Akufo-Addo has shown very little commitment to investing in Ghana’s health sector.

His comments follows the announcement made by the president that his government will construct 88 district hospitals and 6 regional hospitals in one year.

The President said this when he addressed the nation on Sunday, 26th April, 2020.

Mr. Kwakye who was on Accra based Citi FM said the president’s annoncement has received mixed reaction from the public since his administration has failed to operationalize health projects undertaken by the previous government.

“The real reason we are having this discussion is that the Akufo-Addo government can easily be unwilling to either operationalize or complete projects that he inherited. The fact remains that President Akufo-Addo has not shown enough commitment to investing capital in the health sector and even when they are presented with an opportunity to open up completed projects, they have failed and left Ghanaians in dire need.”

“You will notice there is a lot of scepticism and that scepticism stems from the President’s own abysmal record in completion of hospitals,” Mr. Kwakye Ofosu argued.

He added “ government is now proposing the building of 88 hospitals of which work has not begun”, after being in power for almost four years.

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