June 8, 2018


The Health Minister had given indications that works on the Kumawu District Hospital, would resume as soon as the Ministry of Finance gives approval.

According to the Minister the Kumawu District Hospital forms part of the seven district hospital programme being undertaken by Mssrs, NMSI of the United Kingdom under a turnkey arrangement.

He further noted that the project had stalled due to the expiration of the letter of credit backing the loan.

Finance Ministry is currently in discussion with the UKEF and the contractors on strategies to extend the credit facility. Again the Finance Ministry had also sanctioned an audit on the project which is being done by the Crown Agents Gh. Ltd, he said.

In view of the above, the Health Ministry is awaiting approval for the extension of the loan by the Finance Ministry, based on which the commercial contract would be reactivated.

Member of Parliament for Kumawu, Philip Basoah wanted to know when work on the District Hospital which had stalled for over a year will resume and be completed.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com