Fomena Residents Boycott Limited Voter Registration Exercise Over Neglected Mahama Hospital

Residents of Fomena in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti region have vowed to boycott the Limited Voter Registration Exercise that is scheduled to take place today June 16, 2019.

Per information picked up by this portal, all residents in the district have resolved not take part in the exercise.

According to the them, the decision is borne out the government’s refusal to complete the Fomena Hospital that was started under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration in 2014 to cater for residents in and around Fomena.

Speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based Kessben FM which was monitored by this, a polling station executive of the NPP who identified himself only as K.K  revealed that they will not partake in the exercise.

He reveals that they do not understand why the hospital which was 85 percent complete as at December 2016 will continue to stall two years into the administration of the NPP despite several attempts by opinion leaders to see to its completion.

He lamented that the people have to bear the daunting task of travelling to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to seek medical attention.

The construction work on the 120-bed facility new Fomena Government Hospital
was facility initiated by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in 2014.

The project was meant to augment existing health facilities in the district and consequently increase access to quality health care.

The project was part of a plan to build six district hospitals in the country at a total cost of $175 million.

The contract for the project was signed between the Ministry of Health and NMS Infrastructure Limited (Ltd), a British project management consortium.

Meanwhile, checks by our reporters also reveal that the 120-bed capacity Sekyere Kumawu District Hospital Project that was started under the same facility has also stalled.

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