The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has reminded President Akufo-Addo of his still pending promise to build nine district hospitals for the Region, a year after the promise was made.
In a statement, the regional party said the total lack of initiation of works after the promise was made creates the impression the President may need to be reminded of the promise.
“It is the resolve of the NDC in the Volta Region that it will be a great betrayal on the part of the party to remain silent after a year has elapsed since H.E. the President promised to build nine district hospitals in the region to help improve health delivery infrastructure to mitigate the Covid -19 pandemic,” read the statement signed by Sorkpa K. Agbleze, the Volta Regional Communications Officer of the NDC and Delali Bright Kugbeadzor, his Deputy.
“As a major political party in the region, we have taken the pain to monitor the promise made by H.E. the President. Our search in all districts without hospitals in the region has revealed that absolutely no work has begun to build any hospital, not even a block has been laid anywhere to show any semblance of commitment to the promise made by H.E. the President.”
According to the NDC, a promise is like debt and therefore, President Akufo Addo is indebted to the Region. “…So long as he has made the promise to build the hospitals, he is indebted to the region and we will continue to remind him till the hospitals are constructed in fulfilment of the promise.”
Last year, President Akufo-Addo promised to build some 90 medical facilities around the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including nine hospitals in the Volta Region.
However, since the promise, no such facility had been built.