3. Constructing district hospitals
It is unclear how many district hospitals have been completed since the President in April 2020 promised to build more than 90 new hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Akufo-Addo in the last year of his first term promised a large investment in new medical facilities in 88 districts in Ghana that were without hospitals, as well as an additional six regional hospitals.
In his inaugural address January 7, 2021, the President stated that all the district hospitals will be completed within a year.
He said: We have already begun constructing hospitals in the remaining districts that do not have one – a process which will be completed within a year.
4. Providing potable water
President Akufo-Addo stated that the percentage of Ghanaians without access to potable water is to reduce significantly, following the commencement of work on a number of water supply projects across all parts of the country.
These include a $125million project funded by the World Bank which aims to provide 550,000 people in low-income urban communities of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA) with improved sanitation and water supply services.
The project will also improve coordination between key agencies and strengthen the capacity and performance of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies by reducing Non-Revenue Water, improving wastewater management, addressing issues of pollution, climate change and translating development plans into focused actions. The Government of Ghana will replicate the successful GAMA SWP approaches in Kumasi, and further expand services to targeted beneficiaries. Overall, some of the key results include providing 250,000 people with household toilets; 200,000 people with institutional sanitation facilities; and 500,000 people with improved water services.
In April 2019, Ghana's Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea stated that the country's housing deficit had gone past two million.
To deal with this and many other challenges in Ghana's housing sector the President promised to tackle the problem with vigour in his next term [Jan 7, 2021 to Jan 6, 2025].
"The majority of our people live in unacceptable housing, and we shall tackle the problem with vigour," he said.