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*Gallant Cadres of NDC*
*Kweku Agyemang Manu, Minister Designate For Health, Builds Castles In The Air. He Is A Congenital Liar*
Mr Kweku Agyemang Manu was asked a specific question by Haruna Iddrisu which specific COVID-19 VACCINE is Ghana buying?
The minister designate answered Astrazeneka
The fact is that the Astrazeneka VACCINE is ineffective against the variants of Coronavirus currently prevalent in Ghana responsible for the the current steep spike in COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES and DEATHS in Ghana.
Before, Ghanaians were promised 94 new hospitals last year but from the revelations no work has been done in that regard despite the fact that the government has borrowed so much to the tune of gh 297,000 billion. According to the minister designate estimated cost per district hospital is $7 million. This in Ghana Cedis is about 45.5 billion. Interestingly Ghanaians are told the nation does not have enough resources to run the critical sectors of the economy. No actual works have started on the 94 hospitals promised by Nana Akufo Addo last year. They can not meet the timelines.
The health sector is bedeviled with lots of infrastructure facilities. We still have no beds syndrome and no equipment in our health facilities across the country. The 98 district hospitals including the regional hospitals construction have been fiasco. Now the promise is to construct 109 hospitals.
Gallant Cadres of NDC view is that it does not make sense La General Hospital was demolished at height of COVID-19 pandemic with a promise to build a State-of-the-art Hospital Complex. But current the project has been abandoned and is being used to play socksball. The government of Nana Akufo Addo is simply unable to contain Covid-19. It has no clues, plans and strategies to fight Covid-19. Several positive COVID-19 patients are turned away from the hospitals. The effects of the drones in this fight are zero.
Again, the claim that over 90,000 health workers have been recruited is false. The true figure is around 3, 000. As Ghana faces imminent shortage of health workers, we are told that the government is exporting health personnel outside.
It is untenable government decision to use drones for COVID-19 vaccination exercise. It is impossible. Mr Agyemang Manu tells Ghanaians government is now going to build Oxygen plants in Ghana. We can be serious in this country.
Photos taken a few minutes ago, from the site that used to house the La General Hospital show that the Minister for Health- Designate Kwaku Agyemang Manu, a few minutes ago lied to the Appointments Committee that work has commenced on the construction of a new hospital infrastructure after the Akufo-Addo government closed down,and and pulled down the La General Hospital. This will be the second matter before the Committee that the nominee has lied about.
The La General Hospital was upgraded from a Polyclinic by the NDC, with plans to adequately expand and enhance not only the infrastructure but also modernise the equipment. It is sad that the Minister- nominee would lie under oath.
According to the Mr Kweku Agyeman Manu the World Bank support has been used to procure PPEs but Ghanaians do not have nose masks, hospitals and health workers complain about lack of PPEs. Over $100m have been exhausted and now $120m is about to be eaten. Sadly no physical infrastructural facilities in the health sector can be found
Richard E A Sarpong, Father Casford, the PRO and Conveynor 0241906363