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Health-Minister nominee ‘dodges’ question on Akufo-Addo’s construction of district hospital in first term

The Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has avoided a question on whether or not President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo built any district hospital in his first term.

In 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced government’s intentions to construct some 88 district hospitals across the country to support the work of coronavirus in the country.

In answering a question during his vetting at the Parliament’s Vetting Committee on the matter, Kwaku Agyeman Manu inferred that the president had not.

Eric Opoku: Do you mean that in the last four years, you did not build one district hospital? Is that the meaning?

Agyeman Manu: We built CHPS compounds and health centres.

Eric Opoku: I think I was specific. I said district hospitals, why are you talking about CHPS compounds?

Agyeman Manu: And I am telling you what we did.



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