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Gov't is changing infrastructure designs for some Agenda 111 projects – Health Minister

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu says the government is changing the infrastructure designs for some of the proposed buildings for the Agenda 111 project.

Kwaku Agyeman Manu explained that they are still facing challenges with the projects, hence the decision to change some of the designs, especially in the big cities.

The Health Minister said this while taking delivery of supplies from the Italian government in Accra.

“We still have challenges [with the Agenda 111 projects], especially in the big cities. We are changing the infrastructure designs. Even in the communities and the districts, there are litigations in some areas where the DCEs have donated lands and people are asking for compensation.”

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“At the appropriate time, we will see how best we are moving along with this. It is too early to predict whether we will finish or not, but optimistically that is what we want to do, and we will try to push ourselves. We will be able to do a proper assessment by the end of the year.”

The Agenda 111 project is part of a grand vision for Ghana’s healthcare sector by the Akufo-Addo administration.

The project will ensure that 101 districts will be provided with hospitals in addition to 10 selected regional and specialized hospitals.

The government has already set aside an amount of US$100 million as commencement funding for the project.

Each of the hospitals will cost $16.88 million, with $12.88 million being used for the construction of the hospitals and $4 million for medical equipment.