Deputy ranking member of the Health Committee of Parliament and MP for Binduri Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem has described the Health minister as ‘grossly incompetent’ over delays in completing health infrastracture projects started by the Mahama administration.
According to him, claims by Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu that government had to look for funding to complete some of the projects because the previous administration left no funds for them is shameful.
“What have they been using the tax they collect for? And they are now saying there is no money to finish those projects? There was no money but Mahama started somehow. You come and tell us this after 3 years in government?
“An incompetent minister coming to tell us why he couldn’t finish the projects, a grossly incompetent minister like that must go. We all know the Health minister is incompetent and he must be shown the exit,” he told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday.
The criticism comes as Mr. Agyemang-Manu rejects accusations that government has abandoned the ‘Mahama projects’.
Government after assuming office on the 7th of January 2017 has never abandoned any health facility that was started by the previous government. I have to reemphasize that the government has never abandoned any health facility that was started before we assumed office,” the Health Minister noted.
He added: “I want to recount some of the projects that we came to meet that were not completed which we have taken time and resources to complete. I’ll start from the construction and equipping of 10 clinics in the Central Region…these were started in 2016. They were scheduled to be completed in 2018 and I’m glad to inform the nation that I myself has gone round to commission them”.