NPP gov’t hasn’t abandoned Mahama health projects – Agyemang-Manu replies critics

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Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, health minister

Government has debunked claims that it had abandoned all health projects started by the Mahama administration.

As the Covid-19 pandemic exposes the already fragile health system, Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo in his eighth address to the nation last Sunday, announced the construction of some health facilities in some 94 districts and newly created regions.

Many Ghanaians including members of the opposition National Democratic Congress, criticised and accused  government of deliberately abandoning projects started by the Mahama administration. 

But in a sharp response, the sector Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, said the government has never abandoned any of such projects.

“Government after assuming office in 2017, has never abandoned any health facility which was started by the previous government and I have to emphasize that government has never abandoned any health facility before assumption of office in 2017,” the Health Minister said at a media briefing.

Many health facilities started by the Mahama administration remain uncompleted despite many attempts by the media and some civil society group to get them operational.

Two years ago, government outlined plans to operationalize newly-built health facilities in the country as well as the strategy to improve healthcare but that is yet to materialize.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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