Dormaa MCE visits Agenda 111 Project at Amasu on Republic Day
Dormaa Municipal Assembly headed by the Chief Executive, Idrissa Qattara on July 01, 2022, visited the ongoing Health Facility at Amasu under the Agenda 111 initiative.

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At the site, the MCE encouraged the workers and the contractor to work with diligence and not to hesitate to report all challenges relating to their work to the Assembly for urgent assistance.

On his part, the contractor in charge of the project, Daniel Lamptey, assure the project will be completed on time and assured of a standardized facility.

The government has secured a US$100 million start-up fund through the Ghana Investment Infrastructure Fund (GIIF) for the commencement of works on ‘Agenda 111’ district, specialized and regional hospitals across the country.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be performing the ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Trede in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.

The Agenda 111 project includes 101 district hospitals, six regional hospitals in the newly created regions, two specialized hospitals in the middle and northern belts, as well as a regional hospital in the Western Region, and the renovation of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.

The Project Implementation Committee chaired by Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, had secured sites and land titles for 88 out of the 101 district hospitals and each unit would cost US$17 million, covering 15 acres.

Each hospital is expected to be completed within 12 months, starting from the point of commencement.

Since the President announced the Project in April 2020, the Committee had undertaken some activities, including securing project consultants and contractors.

The objective of the project is to significantly deepen the delivery of quality healthcare at the district level, and boost access to healthcare services for all citizens towards ensuring the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Three.

In selecting contractors, the Minister government said, local contractors were given a priority so as to create jobs for the local communities, adding that it would also create employment for health workers and ancillary staff.

The hospitals according to the government would have staff accommodation for medical doctors, nurses, and other health workers.
Government is optimistic that Agenda 111 presented an unparalleled opportunity to transform the country’s healthcare system.
Each unit would have facilities such as Outpatient services, including consultation for medical and surgical cases, Ophthalmology, Dental and Physiotherapy, and Imaging.

As the Information puts it, “It’s the largest healthcare infrastructure project ever taken in the history of Ghana since independence.”