Mintah Akandoh, the Minority Health Spokesperson, has expressed worries about the government’s capacity to accomplish Agenda 111 by 2024.
This, he claims, will make it difficult for the Akufo-Addo government to complete all of the planned hospitals.
He told Starr FM in Accra that the schedule for completion is constantly changing due to a lack of reliable funding sources.
“That’s apparent, no ambiguity there, so let’s see where we came from.” You may recall that, according to public documents, President told us in 2020 that he would build 88 hospitals in a year. “We expected 88 hospitals by the end of 2021, but when that didn’t happen, he boosted it to 111.” Even if he pledged 88 hospitals, it’s a lofty goal. He should have learned from his mistakes, because he promised 111,” he said. “The President is telling us that he didn’t think through the concept when he promised 111,” he continued. The President didn’t cost the project, and he didn’t look for a source of funding for it since, as I talk to you now, no one knows where the money will come from.”
“For your information, Ghana’s budget is public records; go examine the records as far as Agenda 111 is concerned,” the Ranking Member continued. Consider how many hospitals you could build with that much money.
In his State of the Nation address to Ghana’s Parliament on March 30, 2022, President Akufo-Addo confessed that the initial timeline he set for completing Agenda 111 was too ambitious.