MINISTER for Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has indicated the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to pursue bold and strong policies to reduce maternal, child mortality and neonatal deaths in the country
“It is the vision of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, that, by 2030, there will be reduction in maternal and neonatal deaths, access to health facilities to all citizens of Ghana,” the sector minister assured.
Mr Manu gave this assurance last Tuesday when he on behalf of the government cut-the- sod for the construction of a hospital for the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality in Bogoso.
This will by far be the first hospital for the municipality since independence, and the only one to support the improvised Prestea Government Hospital built by the colonial administration some 89 years ago (1929).
Mr Manu stated, “Nananom, I will plead with you to thank the MP for the area, Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi in a special way when she comes”.
He said, “the MP has been persistent in getting this facility for you. Right from July, August, September, she has been on me, so as to get this hospital for you. She deserves your commendations”.
He added that, “it is the vision of government that, by 2030, there will be reduction in maternal and neonatal deaths, access to health facilities to all citizens of Ghana”.
For his part, the Chairman for the occasion, Nana Kokoase Nana Kwasi Sompre II said, “I am happy Bogoso and Wassaman are going to have such a hospital.
“What we are seeing today is something historic. It is a facility that is going to serve the whole municipality. We thank the President, Nana Akufo- Addo and our MP, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, MCE for the area, Mozart Owuh, for this. It is our hope that Nananom, this project will be completed fast as promised by the contractor,” the chief said.
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