The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has promised to complete the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s (KATH) maternity ward project which was started in 1974.
The project which is expected to cost some $70 million to complete has been abandoned by successive governments and has resulted in the needless deaths of pregnant women and babies at the facility.
President Akufo-Addo is perhaps aware of that, a reason he is poised to complete the facility to bring more relief and ease pressure at the hospital.
He told the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, whom he paid a courtesy call on during his four-day working visit to the Ashanti Region, that he will complete the project to make a mark for himself.
The President said he is in search of funds for the 1000-bed project and asked the Asantehene to prepare as he may need his help in that venture.
He also promised to give the Ashanti region its fair share of development and debunked suggestions that he had ignored the region.