Mahama charges Akufo-Addo to complete abandoned health projects
Former President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated that the current administration has abandoned several health projects he initiated while in office.
Mr. Mahama was speaking at the inauguration of a maternity and children’s ward built and equipped to mark his 30th marriage anniversary with former first lady, Lordina Mahama.
He charged the government to complete abandoned health facilities.
He also called for the completed ones to be operationalized.
“One of the heartbreaking developments for me as a politician has been the number of health facilities commenced by previous administrations that have been abandoned. I use this occasion to encourage the government and the President to stop this waste of our taxpayers’ money and take urgent steps to complete these hospitals.”
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Paramount Chief of Bole, Bole Wura Sarfo Kutuge Feso I and other chiefs, the Bole District Chief Executive, Savanna Regional Director for Health, the Bole District Director of Health, management and staff of the Bole District Hospital and the Bole Midwifery Training School.
The former President told a gathering of extremely happy people, who defied an earlier downpour to attend the ceremony, that “it is most appropriate that on this auspicious Pearl Jubilee occasion, we return home, and give something back to this wonderful town that nurtured me in my early childhood years.”
The 865sqm Lordina Foundation Maternity and Children’s Ward has a total of 45 beds, 10 baby cots, 5 weighing scales with height measurements, a Kangaroo Mother and Child Care Centre, a Delivery Room with two delivery beds, and a Recovery Ward.
According to former President Mahama, also included in the newly inaugurated wards are “a Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 3 incubators, 5 phototherapy units and a baby weighing scale… we also have a =theatre space with 2 theatre beds, theatre light and stool. We have also provided rooms for Sterilization, Examinations, Doctors consulting room, Nurses workstations, and a Linen Room”.