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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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President Akufo-Addo to Deliver State of the Nation Address Tomorrow- All You Need to Know

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The first gentleman of the land, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to deliver his first state of the nation address tomorrow since retaining power as president of the Republic of Ghana in the 2020 General Elections.

As president of the country, President Akufo-Addo is mandated in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution to present to Parliament an address at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament.

During the last sitting of parliament, Rt. Honourable Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament announced that “The House will be privileged to receive the President who is obligated to deliver the State of the Nation Address. His Excellency has given an indication to me that he is ready to do the obligation on Tuesday 9th March 2021.”

The President’s address to the nation will give citizens an overview of what his administration intends to do during his second term in office.

The address is expected to cover areas of national development including, security, economy, agriculture, environment, education and particularly health considering the presence of the novel coronavirus, the availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine to curb the spread and dangers the virus poses as well as the roll-out of the country’s vaccination exercise.

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Reopening of school for SHS1 students rescheduled: check Out the new date

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Reopening of SHS 1 students has been rescheduled from 10th March to Thursday 18th March 2021.

The new date was communicated by the Ghana Education Service via a press release dated 7th March 2021.

The reason for the new date is to give enough time to the first year students to prepare well enough and for the school management to also prepare in receiving the students.

“Management has also noted that some students have not yet enrolled and the extension will give these students the opportunity to do so as well.Academic work will commence fully on Monday 22nd March 2021.” part of the statement reads.

 

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Hundreds of people chilling at Titanic Beach, Sakumono although Nana Addo placed a ban on beaches(Photos)

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According to photos that has surfaced on social media, hundreds of people are chilling at Titanic Beach, Sakumono despite the fact that President Nana Addo has placed a ban on beaches.

Delivering his 23rd COVID-19 national address on Sunday, January 31, 2021, the President said the the ban on beaches has become necessary in order to curb the spread of the virus.

He added that, night clubs and cinemas remain shut, while the country’s borders, both land and sea, also remain closed.

Contrary to the president’s order, it appears people value chilling at the beach to protecting themselves against COVID-19.

Check out some photos from the Titanic Beach this afternoon:

 

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