Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has lamented the government’s decision not to finish the hospitals he oversaw.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader gave a speech at the opening of a maternity and children’s ward built to commemorate his 30th wedding anniversary with former first lady Lordina Mahama.
The former President demanded that the government operationalize the completed health facilities as well as complete any unfinished ones.
“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.”
Similarly, the Minority in Parliament has made several calls for the reopening of closed hospitals across the country.
According to a Ghanaweb publication, when Parliament reconvenes in October 2021, the country’s abandoned hospital projects will be the subject of a private member’s resolution, according to Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the ranking member of parliament’s health committee.