MCE for Bekwai, Hon. Kwaku Kyei Baffour has reacted strongly on former President John Mahama campaign speeches as peddling of lies on leaving behind funds for the completion of the Bekwai Hospital.
Speaking to Oyerepa Breakfast Show with Nana Kwadwo Jantuah he explained containers had equipment abandoned on site after 2016.
In his words, the initial construction firm had completed their aspect of the intended project and based on that, the contract had been re-awarded to a different firm for completion by January 2019.
”…I have discussed extensively with my MP, latter part of 2017 on reasons why the former construction firm failed to complete the project and he is dealing with it. The Health Minister Dr. Nsiah Asare is aware of the issue and a timeline for results is not yet known”
The Bekwai Hospital is one of the critical and strategic hospitals in the Ashanti Region.
The construction of the district hospital, which was initially part of a two-district hospital project under ADB HSRP III, commenced in September 2010.
The tendering procedure started in December 2008, and was awarded 18 months later in July 2010. The other hospital under the HSRP III project, the Tarkwa District Hospital, has been completed and has been operational since 2012.
The construction of the Bekwai Hospital has however stalled since 2012 due to inadequate funding.
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