President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the hospitals under the Agenda 111 project will provide 20,100 jobs to health professionals in the country when completed.
President Akufo-Addo said this was strategically incorporated into the agenda to create jobs.
He added that a total of 25,000 direct and indirect jobs will also be created during the construction stages of the project.
According to him, many skilled workers including architects, civil mechanics, related professionals, and artisans will be some of the beneficiaries.
“We have cooperated into this agenda a strategy of direct and indirect jobs to stimulate the economies of the various communities in which the facilities are to be located. These include the creation of an estimated 25,000 jobs during the construction and design phase i.e. jobs for architects, civil mechanics, electrical and biomedical engineers, quantity surveyors, masons, carpenters, welders, steel benders, painters, and related professionals and artisans as well as other indirect jobs.”
“Once completed, it will provide job opportunities for some 20,000 health professionals and this will enable the Ministry of Health to recruit doctors and nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals.”
He made this known today at Trede in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region when he cut the sod for the commencement of the projects.
Agenda 111 to better Ghana’s healthcare system The government has already set aside an amount of US$100 million as commencement funding for its ambitious Agenda 111 project.
Prior to the sod-cutting ceremony, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare, who chairs the Committee spearheading the full implementation of Agenda 111, in a Citi News interview said Ghana’s healthcare system is about to change.
According to her, President Akufo-Addo is determined to ensure the completion of these projects for the betterment of Ghanaians.
“Agenda 111 will improve healthcare in every single district of the country that does not have one [hospital],” she stated.
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