NPP MPs criticise Mills over false claims about Tarkwa hospital

President John Atta Mills

Members of parliament belonging to the opposition NPP have criticized President John Atta Mills for taking credit for work on the new Tarkwa government hospital.

They made reference to the President’s recent visit to the Western Region and said while inspecting work on the facility, the President alluded to the fact that he had made good his promises to deliver.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Mrs Gifty Kusi, MP for Tarkwa- Nsuaem, flanked by some members of the NPP, said it was political dishonesty for the President to take credit for work the NDC government did not initiate because it was the NPP government who had negotiated for a $34.23 million facility from the African Development Bank to construct two modern hospitals at Tarkwa and Asante Bekwai as captured in the June 5, 2003 official records of parliament.

“Procurement on the Tarkwa and the Bekwai hospitals was completed in 2008. The Tarkwa project was awarded to Top International Corporation while the Bekwai construction went to Consar Limited. Given the foregoing chronology of events and activities let me ask which part did the NDC administration which came to power in 2009 play,” she queried.

“Once again, let me place on record that as far as the new Tarkwa government hospital is concerned it was the Kufuor NPP government that took the initiative, sourced for funding and undertook the procurement for its construction before leaving office in January 2009,” she added.

By Eunice Menka

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