The Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has revealed that the government has decided to change the architectural designs for some of the proposed buildings for the Agenda 111 project in some districts.
He explained that the change in the architectural designs has been necessitated due to the lack of land space in densely populated areas.
The Minister indicated that the construction works have commenced in some districts.
But it has become difficult acquiring land for construction in some regional capitals.
For this reason, the government has decided to have the initial designs for the structures changed.
“We still have challenges [with the Agenda 111 projects], especially in the big cities. We are changing the infrastructure designs. Even in the communities and the districts, there are litigations in some areas where the DCEs have donated lands and people are asking for compensation.”
“At the appropriate time, we will see how best we are moving along with this. It is too early to predict whether we will finish or not, but optimistically that is what we want to do, and we will try to push ourselves. We will be able to do a proper assessment by the end of the year,” he said while taking delivery of supplies from the Italian government in Accra.
The Agenda 111 project will ensure that 101 districts will be provided with hospitals in addition to 10 selected regional and specialized hospitals.
Each of the hospitals will cost $16.88 million, with $12.88 million being used for the construction of the hospitals and $4 million for medical equipment.