Ghanaians have been promised by the Akufo-Addo government that 111 hospitals will be built around the country to streamline the health sector.
The ‘Agenda 111’ project to build regional and district hospitals is planned to be completed in 18 months.
On Tuesday, August 17th, 2021, President Akufo-Addo broke ground on the Agenda 111 hospital project.
The President announced the facilities, which will cost $16.88 million apiece, in April 2020.
However, since the sod was cut, there hasn’t been much focus on the Agenda 111 hospital project to determine whether the hospitals are actually under construction or whether nothing has been done yet, and whether they can be completed in the 18-month time frame.
Professor Kofi Agyekum, Dean of the School of Performing Arts and Linguistics Lecturer at the University of Ghana, criticized the government for starting things and then abandoning them halfway on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ show.
Prof. Kofi Agyekum recommended the government to focus on one specific subject and get it done correctly, citing initiatives such as the government’s “Planting for Food and Jobs” and “Agenda 111,” among others, which he believes have not been fully implemented or utilized.
As a result, he inquired about Agenda 111, saying, “Isn’t it only recently that we were informed about Agenda 111?” ………………………… Should we now inquire as to where it has arrived, I’m not sure what they will say?”