Legal practitioner and leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere Asare Darko, had stated that President Akufo-Addo will fulfill his ambition of constructing the 88 hospitals in various districts.
According to Gabby, even though it was not included in the 2020 budget, he believes the president will find the money to make the 88 hospitals come into existence.
President Akufo-Addo during his 8th address to the nation on measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country announced plans for the construction of the hospitals.
Below is what he wrote on his FB page;
“I’ve heard some senior NDC politicians making jokes that there is simply no money budgeted for health in 2020 to allow the President to deliver 88 hospitals. Well, there wasn’t COVID-19 when the budget was made. There wasn’t any 50% subsidy for electricity and 100% free water in the budget but that and many more are happening. The same way, before COVID-19, there was no budget for collapsed banks, savings & loans, etc and yet this government found the money.
When Akufo-Addo’s Cabinet sat until 2am last Thursday they didn’t do that to drink tea and chew cream crackers.
They were dissecting every aspect of this most ambitious health infrastructure programme ever to be rolled out since Independence.
Please tell the NDC to have patience; they must be in no rush to Dec 7. The President said the details of the hospital projects will be made transparent and open to public scrutiny and action.
Trust Nana, he may be unusually ambitious but he usually puts his mouth where his ambition is.”