Members of the Tertiary Confederacy of NPP Alumna (TESCONA) has waded into the Agenda 111 project debate describing it as a “good vision” President Akufo-Addo has for Ghana’s health sector.
The group said they rather expected the opposition NDC to applaud the President for such a noble and bold step in a time when the country battling with the covid-19 pandemic.
“It is not easy for any leader to take such a huge, daring and delicate step as to constructing 111 hospitals across the country in these difficult times.
“…this is why we say that it shows his level of commitment towards seeking a healthy country, even in the face of numerous other challenges”, this was contained in a statement signed by the group’s National Chairman, Suleman S. Dorkrugu and General Secretary Emmanuel Tweneboa Kodua.
The NPP former TESCON Members group rebuked the NDC not to be blinded by politics to undermine good things that God “rains on the people of Ghana through our promise-and-deliver president, Nana show boy”.
The statement pointed that the NDC falsely accusing the President of sidelining the Ministry of Health and putting the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare in a supervisory role over the Agenda 111 project.
“Their fervent prayer and expectation is that the Agenda 111 should fail so that they will jubilate, so why worry if the President chooses a wrong office to supervise the project?”
The group noted that the Chief of Staff is already mandated to play a supervisory role over all the ministers.
“So the president announcing that Madam Frema Osei Opare is going to be in charge does not mean the Minister of Health has been side-stepped but the COS is now going to have specific interest in this project and work closely and diligently for its success.
“It also indicates the seriousness that the president attaches to the health sector and portrays his strong urge to make Ghana the focal hub of health in West Africa”, the statement pointed.