Complete abandoned hospitals; stop wasting taxpayers money – Mahama to Akufo-Addo

 

President Nana Akufo-Addo and his administration must stop wasting taxpayers’ money by abandoning hospitals established by previous administrations, former President John Mahama said.

“One of the heartbreaking developments for me as a politician has been the number of health facilities that have been opened by previous governments and then abandoned,” Mr Mahama said at the inauguration of a maternity and children’s ward he built with his wife on their 30th birthday . Wedding day.

“I take this opportunity to encourage the administration and the President to stop this waste of taxpayers’ money and take urgent steps to complete these hospitals.”

 

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the 45-bed Maternity and Children’s Ward at Bole District Hospital was dedicated by the Mahamas and presented to the Bole Community in the Savanna Region.

The former President said: “I am a very proud man and husband this afternoon and I would like to thank my wife Lordina, her organization – the Lordina Foundation, her partners and our friends who have supported us and made sure that this Lordina Foundation Maternity and children’s ward was ready and on time for today’s handover to the municipality of Bole and the hospital”.

The dedication ceremony was attended by the Paramount Chief of Bole, Bole Wura Sarfo Kutuge Feso I and other chiefs, as well as the Chief Executive of Bole District, the Regional Director of Health of Savanna, the Director of Health of Bole District, the management and staff of the Bole District Hospital and the Bole Midwifery Training School.

The former President told the gathering that “It is very fitting that on this auspicious occasion of the Pearl Jubilee we return home and give back to this wonderful city that nurtured me in my early childhood years.”

The 9,000-square-foot ward has 10 cots, 5 height-sensing scales, a kangaroo mother and child care center, a delivery room with two delivery beds, and a recovery ward. According to Mr. Mahama, the newly inaugurated wards also include “a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 3 incubators, 5 phototherapy units and a baby scale… we also have an operating room with 2 operating beds, operating light and stool. We have also provided rooms for sterilization, examination” and “doctor’s office, nurses’ workstations and a laundry room”.

In her speech, former First Lady and President of the Lordina Foundation, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama, said “today is one of the happiest days of my life”.

She added: “Today we celebrate life; we celebrate health and wellness; We celebrate our people and their aspirations, and we celebrate the outcome of that beautiful vision.”

Ms. Mahama is optimistic that the new maternity and children’s wards will help provide optimal health care to the good people of Bole and the surrounding area, noting that “this is our heartfelt contribution to the dear people of this community.”

She was also full of praise for her husband. “I would like to thank my dear husband, President John Dramani Mahama, for his support in building this facility.”

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