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President Akufo-Addo Commissions 100-Bed Ga East District Hospital.

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 6th November, 2019, commissioned the 100-bed Ga-East District Hospital, which is part of the “Ghana Hospital Project” initiated by the Government of Ghana, in 2008, and executed by EUROGET De-Invest S.A of Egypt.

The Ga-East hospital is the second hospital commissioned so far by President Akufo-Addo under the “Ghana Hospital Project”, following the 18th August, 2019, opening of the Upper West Regional Hospital, in Wa.

Speaking at the ceremony, the President commended EUROGET for completing the hospital a month ahead of schedule, and urged them to do same with the other projects in Tepa, Twifo Praso, Konongo, Salaga, Nsawkaw and Kumasi Sewua.

“This hospital has been long awaited in Ga-East, and it is good that, today, the demand for a district hospital of quality has been realised. Residents and surrounding health facilities in Ashongman, Dome, Haatso, Kwabenya and Madina will now gain access to improved healthcare from the Ga-East Hospital,” he said.

The “Ghana Hospital Project” involves the design, construction and equipping of one (1) Military Hospital, two (2) Regional Hospitals, and six (6) District Hospitals in Ghana, at a project cost of US$339 million, and will deliver eight hundred and ten (810) beds. It falls under the broader objective of providing infrastructure for the delivery of effective healthcare to the citizenry.

The Ga-East hospital is fitted with modern medical equipment, and designed with several departments including an administration block, out-patient department (OPD), physiotherapy unit, pharmacy, radiology unit, laboratory, surgical suite, emergency & casualty Unit, amongst others.

President Akufo-Addo, thus, reinforced the call to the administrators to embrace and strengthen the culture of maintenance.

“This edifice has been put at great cost to our nation, and we should be in the position, some ten years down the line, to see it still in good condition. It should not fall in the ways in which several institutions like this in Ghana have gone. The leadership of this facility must set the example for its periodic and constant maintenance,” he added.

Improving healthcare access

President Akufo-Addo assured Ghanaians that his government is committed to improving access to essential and quality health services through the provision of the necessary health infrastructure, equipment and logistics, including the deployment of appropriate technology as part of our drive to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

He noted that the National Health Insurance Scheme, “which was left in ruins” by the NDC, has been revived again by another NPP-led Government, adding that “we have cleared the GH¢1.2 billion arrears we inherited, and brought the operations of the NHIS back to life. We have also launched the policy of mobile renewal of NHIS membership”.

As part of the promise to procure one ambulance each for the 275 constituencies in Ghana, the President stated that Government has taken stock of the first batch of 9) ambulances, and, by the end of December, the rest will be in.

“We are delivering essential medical health products through the use of drones, and, just within the past five months of its operations, I am told over one-thousand (1,000) flights have been made from the first site in Omenako, with over five thousand (5,000) products delivered,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He continued, “We are also leveraging the use of technology, with some of our healthcare facilities, before the end of the year, going paperless. We have deployed an electronic platform for logistics management information systems for the distribution of drug and non-drug commodities in the country.”

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Former President Jerry Rawlings Finally Reacts To The Demise Of His Beloved Mother

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Recall that we reported on Madam Victoria Agbotui, mother of ex President Jerry John Rawlings celebrating 101 birthday in September 9, 2020.

According to reports currently gathered, Madam Victoria Agbotui has been feeling unwell for sometime now even after celebrating her birthday. 101 is a life well lived but with that said, we send our condolences to the family.

Madam Agbotui was born in Dzelukope, Keta in 1919 in the Volta locale of Ghana. If not for Madam Victoria Agbotui, Ghana wouldn’t have had Jerry Rawlings as President.

Well, ex-president Jerry Rawlings has finally reacted to the demise of his beloved mother and this is what he had to say;

MADAM VICTORIA AGBOTUI

The Office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, Togbi Agbesi Awusu II, Awadada of the Anlo State, the Head of the Royal Bate Family of the Anlo State and the Agbotui and allied families, wish to inform the general public of the demise of Madam Victoria Agbotui, the mother of His Excellency.

Madam Agbotui died in the early hours of Thursday, September 24, 2020. She was 101.Former President Rawlings, the Anlo State and the Agbotui and allied families wish to express their gratitude to all who have and continue to express their sympathies. The family kindly requests all to respect their privacy during this difficult period. All who wish to pay courtesy visits should kindly call 0264444464 to secure appointments.Details of the funeral of Madam Agbotui will be communicated by the family in due course.

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Western Togoland group orders Ghana Security forces out of Volta Region

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Western Togoland secessionists have ordered the immediate exit of all Ghanaian security forces from the Volta Region.

This follows their simultaneous attack on the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

In a press statement declaring their secession from Ghana, the Western Togolanders under the leadership of Togbe Yesu Kwabla Edudzi II, have said that the roadblocks will remain on the roads until “Ghana agrees to come to the negotiation table, with expected UNO facilitation.”

All political activities within the new State are banned with immediate effect. Certain Radio stations are temporarily designated Western Togoland (WTL) State Radios till further notice, and all Media Houses within WTL are to focus their programming predominantly on WTL issues until further notice,” they added.

In addition, the Chairman of the Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF), the political wing of the Western Togoland independence struggle, has ordered all Ghanaian security forces out of the Western Togoland within 24 hours “and must not take any weapons or ammunitions along with them”.

Ghana Police personnel within the captured area have been ordered to remain indoors until further notice or surrender peacefully to the Western Togoland Security forces.

They further ordered for the immediate release of all detained Western Togoland independence struggle and immediate termination of all related court proceedings.

Currently, all roads leading to and from the Volta Region have been blocked leading to about 3 km of traffic.

This roadblock, they say is to “assert its sovereignty all over the Southern sector”.

They are reported to have forcibly taken over the Aveyime and Mepe Police stations, overpowering the police officers in the process and looting the Station’s armoury.

SOURCE: Adomonline

 

 

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Kennedy Agyapong’s contempt Case: Journalists denied access to court hearing

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court case involving Kennedy Agyapong is currently under at the Land division of the High Court.

Journalists who journeyed to the court to cover the hearing have been denied access.

According to the security personnel of the court, they are following instructions and can’t allow journalists access to the court hearing.

Member of Parliament of Assin Central is in court for allegedly making a statement deemed contemptuous in the case in which Susan Bandoh and Christopher Akuetteh Kotei had sued him, one Ibrahim Jaja, Nana Yaw Duodu aka Sledge and the Inspector General of Police in a land dispute.

 

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