Abetifi residents protest an abandoned district hospital

Concern citizens of Abetifi in the Eastern Region today September 21, took to the streets to demand the completion of an abandoned district referral hospital in the area.

The protesters want the project completed in the next 18 months. The group says their votes must reflect in development for them.

The group is surprised the current government has embarked on a new Agenda 111 project while no effort is being made to get the stalled facility completed after seven years.

The protesters chose to mark Nkrumah’s Memorial Day with a protest to draw the government’s attention to the abandoned Abetifi Referral Hospital.

The protesters, ranging from nursing mothers to children and the aged want to see the Abetifi Hospital completed for accessible healthcare.

Construction works on the Abetifi Referal Hospital began in 2017.

The Ministry of Health on behalf of the government and NMS Infrastructure Limited of the United Kingdom signed a $175 million contract in November 2017 for the delivery of the Abetifi Hospital and other five new hospitals.

The 200-bed facility is currently under the mercy of the weather and taken over by weeds.

Materials for the construction work are also eroding.

By 3news.com|Ghana