The Member of Parliament for the Akuapem North Constituency, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei, has vowed to improve the healthcare needs of her constituents while promoting a comprehensive development of their wellbeing.
On Saturday, 6 October 2019, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and the Minister of the Eastern Region, Mr Kwakye Darffour, joined the Deputy Information Minister for a sod-cutting exercise which signified the official commencement of the refurbishment and expansion of the Tetteh-Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong, which has not seen any upgrade and maintenance for many years.
The ceremony was also attended by Mamponghene Osabarima Otu Darteh, Evangelist Dr Abboah Offei, opinion leaders and the youth, among others.
Addressing the gathering, the deputy minister described the move as a giant step in fulfilling a significant portion of her pledge to improve healthcare after becoming an MP.
“When I took over as the Member of Parliament for Akuapem North Constituency, I made a solemn commitment to ensuring an improvement in the health needs and to promote a comprehensive development of the wellbeing of my people. As part of this commitment, I am happy to announce that a giant step in fulfilling a significant portion of the pledge I made to my people has manifested”, she said.
The refurbishment of the hospital follows a series of stakeholder consultations, engagements and interactions with all relevant stakeholders as well as the management of the hospital, in finding ways of bringing the hospital back to life.
Meanwhile, work has already started on the rehabilitation of the inner-link road to the doctors’ bungalows which was had been in a deplorable state.
Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei later told reporters that the hospital, after the refurbishment and expansion works, will effectively and efficiently deliver its mandate by providing first-class health delivery services to the people of Akuapem North and Ghana as a whole.
“Let us remain positive in the hope we believed in and the change we voted for under President Nana Akufo-Addo”, she added.