Launch of the Agenda 111 project in Agortime Ziope | Policy

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The authorities have inaugurated the construction of a multi-facility hospital for the Agortime Ziope district of the Volta region as part of the initiative to build more than 100 hospitals across the country.

Local government authorities led by Mrs. Emelia Emefa Adzimah, District Chief Executive, traditional chiefs and political party leaders joined the consultants and project implementers in a brief site presentation ceremony.

The project is managed by the Ghana Priority Health Infrastructure Project-Agenda 111, and would be executed by Eye-con Limited along with two others, Caks limited and Northrock limited, at an estimated cost of $12 million.

Pearl Consult, consultants to the project, represented by Mrs. Pearl Ogyiri delivered an update of the 18 month lead time with a provisional time count as of June this year.

She explained to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that certain prerequisites including site presentation, mobilization to clear the site and completion of some paper work are responsible for the June tally.

She said local content remained cardinal in the execution process, assuring the people of fairness and assured the team of the people’s support for the successful completion of the project.

She said the Assembly and its resources would be available to support its success.

Mr. Samuel Asiedu, representing Northrock Limited, an Accra-based construction company, said the project would boost the local economy besides involving the local people, food supply and other logistics would benefit them.

He is committed on behalf of construction companies Eye-Con and Caks Limited to deliver quality work based on specifications to serve generations.

Nene Akoto Sah VII, war chief of Agotime Traditional Zone, told the GNA that the enclave has been lucky with the New Patriotic Party-led government in terms of historical infrastructure and amenities, for during the presidency of John Agyekum Kuffour, the area benefited from the water supply and subsequently a market facility and now the start of a district hospital project.

He said their lobbying over a decade for a district hospital is a dream come true and “wants the project not to be completed until tomorrow.”

“We are awaiting the completion of this district hospital to save and reduce the burden and associated problems of my people having to leave medical and health care services, mainly in Ho.”

The warlord said people are anxious and willing to support the project with sand, stone chips and the like for the accelerated completion of the hospital.

A kick-off meeting between the various stakeholders preceded the handover of the site for the project.

A total of eight municipalities and districts are grafted into the Agenda 111 projects, namely Afadzato South, Ho-West, Adaklu, Agotime-Ziope, Akatsi South, Anloga, South Dayi and Akatsi North.

The government secured a $100 million seed fund for Agenda 111 projects, including specialist and regional hospitals across the country.

Source: GNA

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