The opposition National Democratic Congress in the Volta Region is unhappy with the Akufo-Addo-led government over the seeming delay in putting up nine district hospitals in the region as promised by the President.
President Akufo-Addo as part of his 88 district hospitals initiative which was later reviewed to 111, promised to site nine of such health facilities in the Volta Region.
Meanwhile, a year down the line, leaders of the opposition NDC in the region say the government is yet to fulfill the promise.
In a statement, leaders of the NDC in the Volta Region said, a year on, their search reveals no work has begun to build any hospital as promised by the President.
“Our search in all districts without hospitals in the region has revealed that absolutely no work has begun to build any hospital, not even a block has been laid anywhere to show any resemblance of commitment to the promise made by H.E. the President”.
The party in a statement signed by its Volta Regional Communication officers, Sorkpa K. Agbleze and Delali Bright Kugbeadzor believed the government is sidelining the region from benefitting from the promised projects because it produced only one Member of Parliament during the 2020 polls.
The party said, “national development should not be based on the number of seats won by the government in the region” and “we hope the region is not being punished for producing a single MP”.
“We don’t want to believe national development is spread along the number of parliamentary seats won by the NPP as Mr. Freddie Blay, the NPP National Chairman wants the people of the Volta Region to believe”.
This they say, “is unscientific, ill-informed and retrogressive to Ghana’s forward march to self actualization” and will underpin the development agenda of President Akufo-Addo.
“It is the resolve of the NDC in the Volta Region that it will be a great betrayal on the part of the party to remain silent after a year has elapsed since H.E. the President promised to build nine district hospitals in the region to help improve health delivery infrastructure to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic”.