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Hon. Kwabena Nuamah, chairman of the parliamentary select committee on health and Member of Parliament for Berekum East has lauded the president commitment to complete 40 years abandoned Maternity and Children’s block at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

 He said it was the President’s only discretion to choose a major project to be financed by the approved a €155 million loan which he has decided to complete the long lasting KATH project that he promised to do.

Parliament has approved a €155 million loan for the completion and equipping of the maternity and children’s block of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Estimated cost of the project is €138.50 million and it will take three years to complete but the health Minister, Kweku Agyeman- Manu has assured that due to the over 40-year delay in its completion, the Ministry will be working with the  contractors to complete it ahead of schedule.

Government secured the two credit agreements - €122,543,352.60 and €32,500, 000.00- from the Deutsche Bank AG, London and the UK Export Finance (UKEF) for the financing of the project.

The financial package provides a 100 percent solution to ensure that the project is implemented and completed smoothly without financial hindrances.

Under the agreement, the 750-800 bed facility will include a Paediatric, Gynaecology and Obstetrics units. It will also have nine theatres, all situated on one floor for greater efficiency plus one located on the ground floor for emergencies.

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