A district hospital
One of the completed district hospitals.

Former Deputy Communications Minister under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration and currently, aide to the former president, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, has called out President Akufo Addo, accusing him of showing off some Mahama-initiated health project as his.

An image post shared by the verified facebook page of the president on Thursday, December 16, shows the list of some health infrastructural projects that the president seeks to suggest, have been started and completed under his watch.

The projects include; a polyclinic in Bamboi in the Bole district of the Northern Region, four district hospitals that are located at Buipe, Sawla, Somanya, and Tolon in the Central Gonja, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba, Yilo Krobo, and Tolon districts respectively. Seven Community Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compounds are also inclusive.

However, Felix Ofosu Kwakye believes the projects that being taunted by the president as his achievements, are “the direct product of the vision and work of President Mahama.”

According to him, the four district hospital projects, in addition to the Ketu North District Hospital, were part of a hospital project that the then government of Former President Mahama secured €89 million funding for, from the Raiffeisen Bank of Vienna Austria.

“The Bamboi Polyclinic shown in the post he made below, and the District Hospitals at Buipe, Sawla, Somanya and Tolon are part of a six hospital project funded with € 89 million from the Raiffeisen Bank of Vienna Austria, which received Parliamentary approval on 16th March, 2016,” Felix Kwakye wrote in a facebook post sighted by GhanaVanguard.com.

“The 6th Hospital is at Weta in the Ketu North District,” he added.

However, the parliamentary approval of the facility for the projects, and signing of contracts with the construction firm, Vamed Engineering and Construction Limited took place in March 2016 and September 2016 respectively, months after President Akufo Addo was sworn-in as president.

“The contract for their construction was signed with Vamed Engineering and Construction Limited on 7th September, 2016,” the former deputy minister acknowledges in his post.

Source: GhanaVanguard.com

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