Govt announces demolition of 45-year-old KATH Maternity block

Government is set to demolish the abandoned 45-year-old maternity block at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region MyNewsGh.com can confirm.

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 15th May, 2022, cut sod for the reactivation of work for the completion of Maternity and Children’s Block of the premier hospital.

The project, which is being funded by German Bank, Deutsche Bank, will cost €155 million, and was expected to be completed within 36 months, with the construction being undertaken by Contracta.

But the Ashanti Regional Minister-Designate Hon Simon Osei Mensah speaking in an interview with Abusua Fm Morning Show hosted by Kojo Marfo monitored by MyNewsGh.com said the contractor is set to demolish the structure

According to Hon Simon Osei Mensah, “the contractor after assessing the building came to the conclusion that the building is not fit for the purpose, hence it has to be demolished”.

“Kojo, we all know the building has been abandoned for 45 years and it has become weak for its purpose as Maternity block. Though the building was awarded to a contractor when President Akufo-Addo cut sod for its reactivation but per the contractor’s advice after the project assessment, it has to be demolished” Hon Simon Osei Mensah revealed.

Hon Simon Osei Mensah disclosed that “government will build a new maternity block after demolishing the old structure”.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2021

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