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Oppong Nkrumah takes on critics, gives detailed breakdown of why govt can afford 88 hospitals in 1 year

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Its been a collage of reactions to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Sunday evening address on the updates of the coronavirus in the country.

To introduce a new policy directive, the President said, “Government has decided to undertake a major investment in our healthcare infrastructure, the largest in our history. We will, this year, begin constructing 88 hospitals in the districts without hospitals,” a move that forms part of govt’s enhanced efforts to fight COVID-19.

Many, including health experts, former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, and of course social media users have emerged with versions of questions about the feasibility of this pledge.

88 hospitals within a year? With government’s current financial status and with the current economic status? That was mostly the focus of the questions.

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Why not! Minister of Information, Oppong Nkrumah’s simple response. In defense, he took his time during a Tuesday briefing held by the ministry, to explain the intricacies of the issue and why it shouldn’t be an impossible task while acknowledging the concerns raised.

In a breakdown of what went into government’s decision and how possible this is, he had this to say:

“It takes a resilient economy to fight and win a successful war.

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