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Two Ministers appear before Parliament to answer questions

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The Ministers of Health and Education appeared in Parliament on Tuesday to answer questions from members.

First to be called was the Minister for Health, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, who answered five questions tabled also by four members.

Dr Kunbuor said the provision of a hospital at Nkwanta North Constituency remained a priority of the Ministry in view of the government’s plan to construct a major highway through the district to the northern part of the country.

He said a hospital at Nkwanta North would, therefore, serve the health needs of the residents as well as motorists.

Dr Kunbuor said currently there were a number of health centres in the district, adding, as a first step in organising public health services in the district, the Ministry planned to provide Nkwanta with a district health directorate in the short term.

He said construction of the Nkwanta North District Hospital would commence as soon as funds were available.

Mr John Baloroo Doughr, member for Lambussie, asked the Minister when a district hospital will be provided for the people of new Lambussie-Karni District.

Mr Kunbuor said the district was a new one without district hospital, adding, however, the district had a health centre with competent and qualified staff.

He said the Ministry’s immediate plans therefore were to upgrade the health centre into a polyclinic while funds were sourced for the provision of a district hospital in the long term.

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister for Education, also answered five questions.

Source: GNA

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