Sometimes I wonder if it’s a curse – Opanyin Agyekum on abandoned gov’t projects
Professor Kofi Agyekum, popularly known as Opanyin Agyekum has condemned the neglect of the Bekwai District Hospital which when completed will be beneficial to the district and Ashanti Region as a whole.
Bekwai District Hospital which commenced in September 2010 has been left at the mercy of rats, weeds and cobwebs.
The 190-bed capacity Bekwai Municipal Hospital, abandoned by the Akufo-Addo government, is one of three hospital projects started in the Ashanti Region by the then governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The two others are at Afari, near Nkawie in the Atwima Nwabiagya District, which is a 500-bed military hospital and 250-bed regional hospital at Sawua in the Bosomtwe District.
On completion, the 190-bed capacity facility, is expected to ease the pressure on the old Bekwai District Hospital and enhance healthcare delivery in and around the Bekwai Municipality, but these will not happen soon.
Construction work began in March 2014 and was expected to be completed by September 2017.
Reacting to this on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Opanyin Agyekum bemoaned the fact that everything in the country is politicized.
“Because of politics, projects from previous governments are abandoned . . . sometimes I wonder if it is a curse, otherwise why would we abandon a project that can be beneficial to us?” he wondered.