NPP outperforms NDC in Health infrastructure in Ashanti Region – LIPS report

A Center-right think tank, Liberal Institute for Policy Studies (LIPS) has revealed that, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has unprecedented records in the provision of infrastructural projects in health sector in the Ashanti Region compared to the opposition National Democratic Congress NDC.

According to the think tank, the NPP under president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s regime has completed 13 hospital projects out of which nine are operational in the region.

LIPS in a press conference on Tuesday April 23, 2024 disclosed that the National Democratic Congress NDC however completed zero hospital projects in their last eight year rule.

According to them, the NDC during their eight years under the erstwhile John Evans Fiifi Mills and John Dramani Mahama’s administration failed to operationalized one single hospital projects in the Ashanti Region.

Given statistics of hospital projects between the two major political parties in Ghana, the Executive Director for LIPS, Keskin Owusu-Poku disclosed that, while the NPP initiated 24 hospital projects in eight years, the NDC could only manage six.

He added that, the NDC inherited only six hospital projects and initiated two but failed to complete any of the projects.

“The projects, the 800-bed KNUST Teaching Hospital, Bekwai hospital and the four Eurojet projects in the region that started under the Kuffour regime”.

“The NPP also inherited eight projects, initiated 24, making a total of 32 health infrastructural projects and completed 13 of which six of there were inherited facilities from previous governments”.

He added that, four out of the eight projects inherited by the NPP has been commissioned debunking claims of NPP abandoning health projects it inherited from previous governments.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Baoteng

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