President Akufo-Addo on Thursday performed a ground-breaking ceremony for work to begin on the construction of an Accident and Emergency Centre at the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital.

The project is part of government’s programme to expand and upgrade health facilities in the country for which it has secured a 140 million Euros facility.

President Akufo-Addo said the contract had already been awarded to Engineering Development Cooperation, an Israeli construction company and would begin major works on the construction of ultra-modern hospitals in parts of the country.

The beneficiary areas are Greater Accra, Tema and Nkoranza in the Bono East Region. The Tema Central Medical Stores would also be renovated and expanded.

Speaking at the occasion at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa Central Municipality, President Akufo-Addo said the facility is expected to be completed within 36 months; revealing that it would have an x-ray laboratory, procedure and admission rooms, 33-bed wards and other facilities.

He acknowledged and appreciated the contributions of the chiefs and people of the Dormaa Traditional Area and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana towards the development of the nation.

The President, who is on a 2-day working visit to the Bono Region, was emphatic about the need of the people of Dormaa to have a befitting hospital and indicated that his government would ensure that the people in the municipality have easy access to quality healthcare delivery.

He singled out the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, for praise, saying the MP had been a true gallant in his government.

Touching on the Election 2020, President Akufo-Addo said: “My government’s commitment to the total development of Ghana is absolute and that is why Ghanaians must give me 4 more years”.

Mr Agyemang-Manu indicated that the government had not neglected the chiefs and people of Dormaa in the sharing of the national cake and called on them to vote to retain the Akufo-Addo’s government in political power.

He said the Dormaa Municipality had benefitted from the One District One Warehouse initiative, a Community-based Health and Planning Services (CHPS) Compounds and other healthcare infrastructure.