Agbogbloshie Onion Market Land To Be Used For Ablekuma District Hospital
Part of the land previously inhabited by onion traders at Agbogbloshie in Accra has also been earmarked for the construction of a district hospital under government’s Agenda 111 policy. This comes after the Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, together with the Greater Accra Regional Minister paid a visit to
the site to assess the land. Onion traders were moved from Agbogbloshie to the Adjen Kotoku Market in the Ga West Municipality in the July 2021. This was part of efforts to decongest the capital city. The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, also outlined some benefits of the location of the the proposed Ablekuma
District Hospital. He expects it to serve the Ablekuma Central Municipality, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, and people from Abossey Okai. If you have a hospital located strategically here, it serves over 100,000 people directly and indirectly because it creates jobs as well, Mr. Quartey said. While mentioning the challenges with
the acquisition of land also for the construction of the Agenda 111 health facilities, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, was happy with the progress made with this particular project. He said work on the Ablekuma District Hospital project at the former Agbogbloshie market is expected to begin within the next two weeks. This is going to be a
hospital that will also relieve the Korle Bu of some of its burden. Korle Bu will then concentrate on specialised clinical care, and also the training of our medical health professionals, and also doing research in the medical conditions that they see, Dr. Nsiah Asare also said.