The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region wants to thank and congratulate the Regional Minister, Hon Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa for his prompt response to the concerns raised by the NDC about the nine district hospitals promised by H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The NDC Volta wants to state that the response of the government through the Volta Regional Minister to the issues raised regarding the nine hospitals promised the people of the region did not satisfy our curiosities.
The Regional Minister did not tell the people of the region why the projects had not started even though H.E. the President promised to complete the nine hospitals within a year. A year has passed since the promise.
According to them, the Regional Minister should have given the people of the region the timeline for the start and completion of the projects, the name of the contractors that will execute the project and the amount involved and when approved by Parliament.
The religious assurance by the Regional Minister that Volta will get her fair share of the hospital project is unsatisfactory and unconvincing.
This is because when the Volta Region was missing from the list of Regions to benefit from the Road Fund, the Regional Minister assured the Region that it was an omission and that the Volta Region will get its fair share of the Road Funds to complete the dual carriage from Sokode to Ho, the UHAS – Sokode bye-pass and the Eastern Corridor Roads. Unfortunately, one year has elapsed and those roads have not been completed, in fact work on them has been suspended. This has created the sad impression that the omission of Volta was deliberate.
Mr. Sorkpa K. Agbleze, Volta NDC Regional Communication officer and Mr. Delali Bright Kugbeadzor Deputy Regional Communication officer on behalf of the party leadership are pleading with the Regional Minister to convince the people of the region with project timelines, the name of the contractors and the amount involved and parliamentary approval of funding for executing the hospital project. This will convince the citizens and other stakeholders about the project and enable them monitor the progress of work. We hope the Regional Minister will consider this appeal and put pressure on the government to secure the nine hospitals for the region as a legacy of his tenure in office and for the NPP government which has very little or no track record of great projects in the region.