Agenda 111 Project: 87 Hospitals Under Construction - Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that 87 hospitals which form part of the Agenda 111 project are under construction in various parts of the country. He stated also, that preliminary works on the remaining 24 are currently ongoing. Delivering the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Wednesday, the President
assured Ghanaians that his government will complete all hospitals under the Agenda 111 project before he leaves office. “I am able to say that a great deal of the preparatory work has now been completed, and work has started at eighty-seven (87) of the one hundred and eleven (111) sites. I have been assured that preliminary
work on the remaining twenty-four (24) sites is also ongoing,” the President said. President Akufo-Addo, however, admitted that the initial completion date given by the government for the completion of the Agenda 111 project was overly ambitious. According to him, it has been difficult for the government to even identify
suitable sites around the country for the construction of the hospitals. He also hinted that 34,300 health workers will be employed under the Agenda 111 initiative when the projects are completed. In addition to this, he stated that the ongoing project will create jobs for about 33,900 construction workers who would assist with the
construction of the various hospitals across the country. It is an ambitious project, which must and will be done, and which will create some 33,900 jobs for construction workers and, on completion, some 34,300 jobs for health workers, he added. President Akufo-Addo believes the project would help government reduce the deficit in health infrastructure which hamper effective health care delivery.
President Akufo-Addo on August 17, 2021, launched the Agenda 111 project.The project will cover the design, procurement, construction, commissioning and equipping of 101 District Hospitals, 6 Regional Hospitals in newly created regions, and 1 Regional Hospital in the Western Region, 2 Psychiatric Hospitals
in Kumasi and Tamale a redeveloped Accra Psychiatric Hospital. The project is to ensure that Ghanaians nationwide have access to quality healthcare services and with the National Health Insurance Scheme, boost the provision of healthcare infrastructure and financial accessibility to healthcare. Doctors, nurses and other
health personnel will have accommodation in the hospitals to be constructed. According to the Agenda 111 detailed document, the facilities that will be enjoyed by Ghanaians include four state-of-the-art surgical theatres for maternity, obstetrics and gynaecology, a full complement of male, female,
pediatric and isolation wards, among others. According to government, on completion, the health facilities will be the biggest investment in healthcare infrastructure in the country since independence.