KATH Maternity Block To Be Demolished

Accra-based Joy News is reporting that the 100-bed maternity and children’s is to be pulled down.

According to the story, the building which has remained uncompleted for 45 years has been detected to be having some structural defects.

Building technology experts are said to have detected the multi-story facility is weak, and that the decision to demolish it rather than to continue it following Akufo-Addo’s sod-cutting fanfare in May 2020.

If the demolition goes through, it will be the second time after it was pulled down in 1999 for the same reason at another stage of completion.

Parliament in 2019 approved a loan of 155 million Euros from the Deutsche Bank to complete and equip the block for use within 36 months.

The project was started in 1976 by the National Redemption Council government of Ignatius Kutu Acheampong and was part of plans to expand the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

If it is ever completed, the facility will serve as a referral centre for 12 out of 16 regions in the country.

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