Complete abandoned hospitals, stop wasting taxpayers’ money – Mahama to Akufo-Addo

 President Nana Akufo-Addo and his government must stop wasting taxpayers’ money by abandoning hospitals started by previous administrations, former President John Mahama has said.

“One of the heartbreaking developments for me, as a politician, has been the number of health facilities commenced by previous administrations that have been abandoned”, Mr Mahama said at the inauguration of a maternity and children’s ward he built together with his wife to mark their 30th marriage anniversary.

“I use this occasion to encourage the government and the President to stop this waste of our taxpayers’ money and take urgent steps to complete these hospitals.”

The Mahama’s inaugurated and presented to the Bole Community in the Savanna Region, the 45-bed maternity and children’s ward in the Bole District Hospital on Tuesday, 26 July 2022.

The former President said: “I am a very proud man and husband this afternoon, and I want to thank my wife, Lordina, her organisation – the Lordina Foundation, their partners, and our friends who supported us, and ensured that this Lordina Foundation Maternity and Children’s ward, was ready and on time for today’s handing over to the Bole Community and the hospital”.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Paramount Chief of Bole, Bole Wura Sarfo Kutuge Feso I and other chiefs as well as the Bole District Chief Executive, Savanna Regional Director for Health, the Bole District Director of Health, management and staff of the Bole District Hospital and the Bole Midwifery Training School.

The former President told the gathering that “it is most appropriate that on this auspicious Pearl Jubilee occasion, we return home, and give something back to this wonderful town that nurtured me in my early childhood years.”

The 865sqm ward has 10 baby cots, 5 weighing scales with height measurements, a Kangaroo Mother and Child Care Centre, a Delivery Room with two delivery beds, and a Recovery Ward. According to Mr Mahama, also included in the newly inaugurated wards are “a Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 3 incubators, 5 phototherapy units and a baby weighing scale… we also have a theatre space with 2 theatre beds, theatre light and stool. We have also provided rooms for sterilisation, examination” as well as “doctors consulting room, nurse workstations, and a linen room”.

In her speech, former First Lady and President of the Lordina Foundation, Mrs Lordina Dramani Mahama, said “today is one of the happiest days of my life.”

She added: “Today, we celebrate life; we celebrate health and wellness; we celebrate our people and their aspirations, and we celebrate the product of this beautiful vision.”

Mrs Mahama is optimistic that the new maternity and children’s wards will help provide optimal health care to the good people of Bole and its environs, noting that “this is our heartfelt contribution to the lovely people of this community.”

She was also full of praise for her husband. “I want to thank my dear husband, President John Dramani Mahama, for his support towards the construction of this facility.”

Source : Classfm Online 

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