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 policy analyst and media practitioner with close to a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon is the Ghana Hub Lead of Sustainable Ocean Alliance. He is a 2020/21 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence, Italy and 2020/21 Open Internet For Democracy Leader. Gideon is also currently a Visiting Scholar/Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK.

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