Kwabena Frimpong touts NPP’s achievements in health care, sanitation


A Deputy Director of Protocol of the governing New Patriotic Party Kwabena Frimpong says a large number of unemployed graduates from various health institutions have been posted under the Akufo-Addo administration to improve the healthcare delivery system of the country.

“Through the innovative plans of this government nurses are sent to Barbados to work there. Again, this government has signed a contract with the UK government to send over 2000 Ghanaian nurses to work there”, Frimpong who was the main speaker at the launch of the 2023 SRC Week at the Okomfo Anokye Nursing and Midwifery Training School in Kumasi stated.

He stressed that the vision of the Akufo-Addo-led government was to provide improved health facilities and trained health workers for every part of the country.

“Even though the country is going through challenging times the government has recruited over 6000 nurses into the health systems”, he added.


“Again, the health sector has experienced enormous projects being carried out. Some have been completed while others are at various stages of completion. Projects like Agenda 111 which is ongoing, the 40yrs old Komfo Anokye Maternity Block 80% done, the KNUST Teaching Hospital, and the completion of Government Hospitals in Tepa and Bekwai, et al, are evident for people to see. 

“Also, a centre for cancer treatment has been established and has health insurance coverage. In fact, without saying much, we all experienced the distribution of over 300 ambulances to the various districts and constituencies.

All of these provisions are meant to help improve the conditions of services delivered by the health sector”.


In the area of sanitation, Frimpong said the government was on course to make the national capital the cleanest city on the continent.

He also reported that a total of 25,000 hectares of land have been planted with trees under the Forestry Commission Youth-In-Afforestation Programme

“Also, A total of 9 million trees have been planted along rivers under the Forestry Commission Youth-In-Afforestation Programme. The Rural Water and Sanitation Project, which was started in January 2018 and ended in June 2020, saw twenty–eight (28) water systems being provided in 164 Communities within 11 Regions”.

“Ghana is engaged in a swap arrangement with Switzerland and South Korea for the supply of solar panels and stoves for carbon credits. A partnership with Germany has been signed for the setting up of the plant (solar and biomass) at Atwiman.

The government through its “Toilets for All” program has built thousands of toilets across the country to end open defecation”, Frimpong stated as he named a raft of other projects rolled out by the government.

Friday’s programme was under the theme: “The role of the trainee nurse/midwife in promoting development through personal and environmental hygiene.”

Mr Frimpong who himself was a former Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President urged the students to take their lessons seriously.

“Ghana believes in you the nursing student and with the resources available we believe that you will proactively do your part in the development of our beloved country”, he said.




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