The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has disclosed that the reason why the La General Hospital project in Accra has been delayed is because of the withholding of funds by the sponsors of the facility.
He revealed this on the floor of Parliament.
The La General Hospital was demolished in July 2020 due to structural issues, and President Akufo-Addo cut sod for the La General Hospital Redevelopment Project, but work has not yet begun.
According to the Majority Leader, the sponsors withheld the funds after Ghana entered into an engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“Mr. Speaker, what has happened is that after the engagement with the IMF, funding from those sources that Parliament approved of, the funding has been withheld by the sponsors,” Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said.
“Mr. Speaker, until the nation is given a clean bill of health by the IMF, it is going to be difficult for the funding to be released. This is why the government now wants to situate it within the context of Agenda 111, and that will mean that the facility will have to be scaled down a bit.”