Health: Mid/third-quarter review of government’s commitment to build 7 district hospitals

2017 Tracking Government Expenditure

The Government of Ghana (GoG) in its effort to achieve equitable access to health care services has committed to undertake certain capital investments in the health sector as stated in the 2017 Budget Statement.

The GoG promised to deliver seven (7) district hospitals in seven districts across the country. These districts are Sekondi Takoradi Municipality, Abetifi District, Garu District, Kumawu District, Fomena District and Dodowa District.

iWatch Africa has conducted a mid/third-quarter review of government’s commitment to deliver these seven district hospitals. Below is our findings;

Delivery of 7 District Hospitals Including Those At Dodowa, Sekondi, Fomena and Garu-Tempane;

This project which is currently ongoing is a turnkey arrangement with Messrs NMS Infrastructure and Barclays Bank Plc, London at an estimated cost of US$175,000,000.00

The beneficiary communities are listed below;

Sekondi Takoradi Municipality – Progress stands at 25%

Abetifi District- Progress stands at 30%

Garu District- Progress stands at 80%

Kumawu District- Progress stands at 45%

Fomena District- Progress stands at 60%

Dodowa District- Progress stands at about 92%

Construction has commenced in earnest at Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region. Progress stands at about 92% at Dodowa, 60% at Fomena, 45% at Kumawu, 30% at Abetifi. Takoradi European is at 25% complete.

Below are some pictures taken by our regional reps:

Credit: Gideon Sarpong | Content and Policy Strategist | iWatch Africa

(Our regional correspondents Amanda Okpara and Felix Konyele contributed to this report.)


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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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