Some farmers, including a 90-year-old grandmother named Adwoa Kodie from Ofoase Ayirebi in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern Region, have expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s purported seizure of their farmlands for the Agenda 111 hospital projects.
The government’s actions, according to the farmers, have resulted in the loss of their cocoa crops and other farm products.
Farmers say that Mr Paul Asamoah, Chief Executive of the Akyemansa District Assembly, and Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Member of Parliament for the area, must compensate the farmers.
They told Kaakyire Akwasi Donkor in an interview that they are not opposing the government’s attempt to build a hospital in the neighborhood, but that they seek compensation for the annexation of their farmlands and destruction of their crops.
Agenda 111, according to President Akufo-Addo, would be important in making Ghana the center of excellence for medical care in West Africa by 2030.
111 hospitals will be built across the country as part of the project.