Akim Oda MP
April 2, 2022

The Member of Parliament for Akim Oda in the Eastern Region, Mr Alexander Akwasi Acquah, has described Wednesday’s State Of The Nation address as a true reflection of the NPP-government’s proper management of the economy.

He said, although most of the world’s biggest economies went on their knees following the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Ghana is still surviving its ripple effect due to the government’s prudent financial management.


 Mr Acquah, who was speaking as a panelist on KESSBEN FM’s “Maakye” programme, lauded President Akufo-Addo for some of his bold and proactive decisions that prevented a full escalation of the deadly coronavirus pandemic as witnessed in other countries across the globe.

He cited the closure of land borders, compulsory quarantine and nationwide vaccination against the virus as some of the critical and painstaking decisions made by the government to help control the spread of the virus.

Although he admitted that the pandemic also exposed some shortcomings of the country’s health sector, the MP, who is also Chairman for the newly inaugurated Grains and Legumes Development Board was quick to add that, the Agenda 111 which seeks to ensure the construction of 111 regional and district hospitals in the country is born to address these challenges.

He thus commended the government for the initiative and expressed his full optimism that the initiative will help expand and bring quality health care to the doorsteps of the citizenry.

Meanwhile, work is said to have started on eighty-seven (87) of the one hundred and eleven (111) hospitals across the country and, on completion, some thirty-four thousand, three hundred (34,300) health workers are expected to gain full employment.