The paramount chief of Paga Traditional Area in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, Pe Awiah Awumpaga II, has lauded government for its Agenda 111 project.
He said the initiative will bring healthcare delivery to the doorstep of the citizenry, which had been one of the major challenges faced by the nation. He stressed its significance in saving lives and improving the health needs of residents in the area.
He also expressed excitement that his traditional area is a beneficiary of the innovative initiative by the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The chief gave the commendation during a courtesy call on him by Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia as part of his day’s working visit to the Upper East Region.
Pe Awiah Awumpaga II further indicated that the district’s Agenda 111 project had been sighted in his jurisdiction, which is one of the ancient towns in the region.
“I wish to commend the Akufo-Addo government for its vision of bringing healthcare to the doorstep of the citizenry with the Agenda 111. There would not have been a better place to site this project than my area. I am convinced that upon completion, my subjects and I will benefit from it. It would also save us the struggle of travelling to Navrongo and Bolga for certain services once they would be available here for us,” he disclosed.
The Agenda 111 project, the Vice-President said, includes 101 district hospitals, six regional hospitals in the newly created regions, two specialised hospitals in the middle and northern belts, as well as a regional hospital in the Western Region and renovation of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
Dr. Bawumia noted that the project is aimed at significantly deepening the delivery of quality healthcare at the district level, enhancing access to healthcare services for all citizens in ensuring the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Three.