Eight Agenda 111 projects at various levels of completion in Upper East Region – Regional Minister

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Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu

The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has said that eight of the Agenda 111 projects are at various levels of completion in the region.

He made the disclosure during the State of the Region Report, a weekly press briefing platform put together by the Ministry of Information for Regional Ministers to provide an update on developments in their regions yesterday.

“Also, ongoing is the construction of the district hospitals dubbed Agenda 111. The region is benefiting from eight of such projects which are at various stages of completion and when completed, would further accelerate health service delivery in the region,” he said.

Breaking down the projects, the Regional Minister stated that the areas are Binduri, Bawku West, Bolga East, Nabdam, Binduri, Garu, Kassena-Nankana, Builsa and the Tempane Districts.

Mr Yakubu mentioned that in addition to the eight Agenda 111 projects, the Zebilla Infectious Disease Treatment Centre is being built in the region to improve the medical diagnosis and research capacity of the region and help identify and combat infectious diseases.

He added that the facility is the first of its kind in the region and comes with a main treatment block, an administrative block, a media block and an accommodation block.

This, he lauded the Government for its commitment to improving healthcare delivery in the region.

The Regional Minister mentioned that the Government’s improvement in health infrastructure was unprecedented hence the reason the Upper East Region is benefiting from numerous hospital projects.

These health facilities, he said after their completion would play a major role in health care delivery in the region hence, the need for the people of the Upper East Region to rally behind the Government to bring development to the region.

The Minister in a group photograph with the Deputy Minister for Information, Fatima Abubakar and some members of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council

Source: MOI (PR Unit)

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