- He also mentioned that through the Agenda 111, the Accra Psychiatric hospital will be redeveloped, as well as the development of six new regional hospitals.
Government's Agenda 111 initiative, which is aimed at building 111 district hospitals across the country will commence on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Accra on Sunday afternoon, August 15, 2021, said the project will include two specialised hospitals—psychiatric hospitals.
The specialised hospitals, he noted, one will serve people in the middle belt of the country whilst the other will serve those in the northern belt.
He also mentioned that through the Agenda 111, the Accra Psychiatric hospital will be redeveloped, as well as the development of six new regional hospitals.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah noted further that government will also develop an additional regional hospital in the Western Region.
In President Akufo-Addo’s eighth address to the nation on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in April last year, he announced that some 88 hospitals would be constructed in districts across the country.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah explained that each of the hospitals will take 12 months to complete, that is, when the construction is commenced.
He said, so far, the planning committee for the project, chaired by the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, had been able to secure 88 sites for the project.