Government have directed Chief Executives of 88 Districts to liaise with Traditional Authorities for the release of lands for the construction of District Hospitals in their respective jurisdictions.
The directive follows a promise by President Akuffo-Addo to improve on health care delivery in the country by constructing Hospitals in some 88 identified District who are currently without Hospitals.
In a Facebook post on Monday 18th May, 2020, Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu released that Beneficiary districts are requested and required to identify and release a minimum of 15 acre of land for the construction of the health facilities.
“In fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s pledge to construct 88 District Hospitals across the country, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has directed the Chief Executives of the beneficiary Assemblies to liaise with the respective Traditional Authorities to identify and release a minimum of (15) acres LAND for the construction of the facilities”, he posted
In his 8th Address to the nation on April 25, 2020, President Akuffu-Addo promised to construct 88 Districts hospitals in districts identified to be lacking the facility.
“There are 88) districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six (6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have five infectious disease control centres dotted across the country; and we do not have enough testing and isolation centres for diseases like COVD-19. We must do something urgently about this. That is why Government has decided to undertake a major investment in our healthcare infrastructure, the largest in our history. We will, this year, begin constructing 88 hospitals in the districts without hospitals,” he said.