Government has received parliamentary approval to construct of 12 polyclinics in four regions across the country.
The €79.23 million export credit facility agreement meant for the construction of polyclinics is aimed at improving health infrastructure and upgrading existing health facilities in the Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra, and the Ahafo regions.
The approval for the construction of the Polyclinics came after the House had accepted and endorsed the Finance Committee’s report on the agreement between the government and the Erste Group Bank AG and Ceska Sporitelna of the Czech Republic.
The agreement was presented to the House by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on behalf of the Minister of Finance on March 24, 2020.
Submitting the report to the House, the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah identified the beneficiary districts as Jumapo in the New Juaben Municipality, Kwabeng in the Atiwa District, Nkwatia in the Kwahu East District, Adukrom in the Akuapem North Municipality and Achiase in the Achiase District, all in the Eastern Region.
Others include Suame in the Suame Municipality, Sabronum in the Ahafo Ano Southeast District, Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie West District and Tweedie in the Kwanwoma District, all in the Ashanti Region as well as Mim in the Asunafo North District and Kpone Katamanso in the Ahafo and Greater Accra regions respectively.
He also added that the loan facility is intended to address the gaps in health infrastructure particularly in the selected areas as the government is committed to enhancing healthcare infrastructure to provide universal healthcare to all citizens in Ghana.
Dr. Assibey-Yeboah said officials of the Ministry of Health explained to the committee that the projects will be extended to other parts of the country.