Minority move to investigate Agenda 111 project

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The Minority in Parliament have called for the establishment of a parliamentary committee to investigate the Agenda 111 project which was introduced by the government to build 111 hospitals across the country.

They want to know whether “the construction of hospital projects under agenda 111 complied with the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663) and the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).

The also want to “investigate the circumstances leading to the award of the contracts under the Agenda 111 hospital projects from the presidency.”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo described the Agenda 111 as the nation’s biggest ever investment in the health sector.

He said he was happy that this project was taking place during his tenure.

Delivering a speech during the sod cutting in the Ashanti region on Tuesday August 17, he said “I am glad that the biggest ever investment  in the nation’s healthcare  is being made .We have met this morning  because of the ravages of Covid-19  which has affected every country  on the planet .

“For us in Ghana not only has the pandemic disrupted our daily lives, but it has also  exposed the deficiencies  with our healthcare system  because of the  years of under  investment and neglect.”

Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu said during the event that the surest way for the government to improve on the healthcare delivery of the people was to provide infrastructure.

To that end, he said the government was committed to providing the needed health infrastructure.

He said “As you know, a healthy people guarantee a healthy  nation  and government  being mindful of this fact has proved to show to the people  its commitment  to improve the health status of all residents in the country.

“The surest way to improve healthcare system through providing new  infrastructure  or improving just  existing ones across the length and breadth of the country.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana