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Shama Hospital must be constructed, allocate funds – Minority tells gov’t

The Minority in Parliament has urged the government to promptly allocate funds for the construction of the hundred-bed Shama Government Hospital.

The project, funded by a 32 million euro loan facility approved by Parliament in March 2020, has faced delays in funding allocation.

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Despite President Akufo-Addo‘s sod-cutting ceremony for the hospital’s construction on August 19, 2020, progress has been hindered by the lack of funding.

During a media engagement after visiting the construction site, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the Ranking Member of the Health Committee of Parliament, stressed the need to prioritize the health sector.

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He reiterated the Minority’s commitment to advocating for the completion of the hospital project to enhance healthcare delivery in the community.

Mr Akandoh expressed disappointment that the Minister of Health had not provided updates on the Shama district hospitals in Parliament for the past four years, describing it as disrespectful.

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,r Akandoh warned the President and Vice President that the Minority would continue to push for the completion and utilization of the Shama district hospital until it becomes operational. He reaffirmed the Minority’s dedication to ensuring that the hospital project comes to fruition and emphasized the government’s responsibility to build hospitals for the community’s benefit.

“For the past 4 years, the minister of health has not come on the floor of parliament to give us the state of the Shama district hospitals and for me, that is quite disrespectful, and so we are sending a clear signal, a clear warning to the president, the vice president, that not until they commence, complete and put to good use the Shama district hospital, we will be here on several occasions,” he said/

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