Former President and flagbearer for the NDC, John Mahama says fruitless and malice driven value for money audits by the current government led to the uncompleted projects in the health sector.
John Mahama was responding to questions on the health sector in his Facebook live session yesterday.
President Akufo-Addo in his 8th address to the nation on Covid-19 announced that government will this year begin the construction of 88 district and 6 regional hospitals.
The new six regions and some 88 districts in the country are without hospitals.
According to the President, this will be a major investment in healthcare infrastructure and the largest in the history of the country.
The opposition NDC has raised concerns about the decision of government to build new hospitals while there are still uncompleted projects in the health sector.
The government in its explanation said no project has been abandoned and further blamed the financial module and arrangement for the delay of some projects.
But the former president under which some of the projects begun said the current government has no excuse not to complete the projects.
“Ghanaians die when hospitals completed and ready with the combined capacity of 900 beds have been left standing idle particularly worrying is the abandonment of some major health facilities that have reached an advanced stage of completion by the time we left office. Whatever the challenges will be with these projects they should not have been left abandoned and left at the mercy of evading weeds and reptiles and in some cases have been affected by bush fires.
Sharing his views on why the said projects were abandoned, he blamed the government’s “fruitless and malice driven value for money audits”.
“What has been the cause of the abandonment and the stoppage of work despite the availability of funds for continuity and completion? fruitless and malice driven value for money audits that yielded virtually nothing.”