The Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has avoided a question on whether or not President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo built any district hospital in his first term.
In 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced government’s intentions to construct some 88 district hospitals across the country to support the work of coronavirus in the country.
In answering a question during his vetting at the Parliament’s Vetting Committee on the matter, Kwaku Agyeman Manu inferred that the president had not.
Eric Opoku: Do you mean that in the last four years, you did not build one district hospital? Is that the meaning?
Agyeman Manu: We built CHPS compounds and health centres.
Eric Opoku: I think I was specific. I said district hospitals, why are you talking about CHPS compounds?
Agyeman Manu: And I am telling you what we did.