New Hospital For Tema Manhean

President Akufo-Addo in a group photograph with the members of the Tema Traditional Council after the meeting.

President Akufo-Addo has announced that a new hospital will be built for the people of Tema Manhean in the Greater Accra Region by the Ghana National Petroleum Authority (GNPC).

The President made the
disclosure when the chiefs and elders of Tema called on him at the Jubilee
House on Tuesday.

The delegation was
accompanied by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East, Nii Kwartei Titus
Glover, who doubles as Deputy Minister for Transport, as well as Chief
Executive of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), Felix Nii Anan-La.

E.O Adjetey, Spokesman of
the Tema Mantse, Nii Adjei Kraku II, appealed to the President to construct a
hospital for the people of Manhean.

They said that Manhean has
a large population which is being served by a small clinic.

“The people struggle on a
daily basis to get to the Tema General Hospital, which is far away in order to
access healthcare.

Before the spokesperson
could conclude his speech, the President interjected and announced plans to
construct a new hospital at Manhean.

Titus Glover, on his
part, said, “Recently, I made an application to the Chief of Staff and she promised
to also put in a word; he (GNPC boss) has assured us that after the approval in
Parliament of their work plan, he is going to fund the project for us.”

He, therefore, appealed
to President Akufo-Addo to also intervene on behalf of the chiefs and people of

During the meeting, the president
was surprised when the chiefs endorsed the government’s decision to place a
temporary ban on fishing activities considering the opposition it has received
from certain quarters. 

“You came here to say
that you are satisfied with what is being done and since you are one of the
most important fishing communities in the country, that support is important
for us,” the noted.

The President said “if we
continue that path, one day we will wake up and find out we have no country;
our lands would have been devastated, our waters bodies would be ruined and our
fishing stock too will be non-existent.”

“It’s therefore
encouraging to have important rulers like yourself supporting the policy.”

He also agreed to dredge the Chemu and Sakumo lagoons to meet the needs of the chiefs and elders.

By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent

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