MPs must pay GHS1k each for KATH – Boamah
Okaikoi Central MP Patrick Yaw Boamah has appealed to legislators to each pay GHS1,000 to help complete the abandoned Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) maternity block.
Successive governments over the years have only paid lip service to the project at a time pregnant women and newly born babies die at the hospital every day.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that he will complete the abandoned Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital block in Kumasi started by the Acheampong regime.
Adding his voice to numerous calls for the facility to be completed, Mr Boamah urged the 275 legislators in the country to contribute at least GHS1000 each to help complete the project.
“This is a special project that requires special attention and I believe that MPs and government must adopt the right strategies. We must do something out of the ordinary… If each MP pays GHS1000, it will go a long way,” he told Joy FM on Monday, April 3.
Meanwhile, Dr Victor Dedzo, a former medical officer of the hospital and ex-Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, has urged the Akufo-Addo government to compete the project as a matter of urgency.
He told Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom, on Accra100.5FM: “We need to blame all successive governments for the non-completion of the project. Maybe the Akufo-Addo government will put its feet down to complete the building and if he does that he will take the credit.
“This building has been standing there for 40 years and our babies are dying at the current maternity ward, which is only a little bigger than the size of my bedroom.”