Ranking Member of Parliament’s Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has described as insensitive government’s handling of the health needs of the residents of Kumawu in the Ashanti region.
His accusation follows the delay in the completion of constriction works on some hospital projects initiated by the former NDC government.
From the north to the south of the country, east and west, several of such projects at various stages of completion before the exit of the Mahama administration, are rotting away.
Addresing the media as part of the Minority’s nationwide assessment tour of abandoned health projects, the Juaboso MP questioned the commitment of the Akufo-Addo government towards addressing health care needs of the ordinary Ghanaian.
The tour took the NDC caucus on the health committee to the Kumawu and Fomena hospitals which were part of seven facilities financed by the United Kingdom Export Financing with work scheduled to be completed in 2019 at the cost of 173 million euros.
That dream has however fizzled into thin air as several years after, the projects have not seen the light of the day.
“What I have seen here is affront to the mandate the good people of this county have given to the president. I think that this government is a group of old men who have no respect for the stakeholders, stakeholders in the governance of this country, they have no respect for the people of this country.”
Mr Akandoh also added that if the government respects Ghanaians they would have completed said projects.
“If for nothing at all, we were here more than two years ago, if the president respects the parliament of this country, at least they would have responded positively.”
“We are paying interest on the loan contracted for this purpose meanwhile the people in this country have not benefited from this project.”
“This project was awarded somewhere in 2015 which should have been completed by 2017 and we are in 2021 and we are in the weeds. When you talk they will sit in Accra and try to defend.”