Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has stated that President Akufo-Addo has secured an amount of £326 for various projects in the country.
According to him, the president acquired this amount during the recently held UK-Africa Investment Summit as investment monies for projects including roads and water systems.
Speaking on Accra-based Okay FM, he gave a breakdown of the monies and what areas they are expected to cover:
“Out of the £326 million, £26 million will be used for water filtration system which will be initiated by Aqua Africa, Tema-Aflao road to be expanded with £80 million also to be initiated by BHL, £40 million pounds for the construction of Kumasi Airport, £120 million for the construction of some deplorable buildings at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).”
Other institutions like the Koforidua Hospital he said, will also benefit from the investments in terms of training and expansion.
“£60 million will be invested in the expansion of Koforidua Hospital, to make it a Teaching Hospital and a training center for medical doctors.”
Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah confirmed that processes have been facilitated and documents signed to that effect.
The President was last week at the UK-Africa Investment Summit to increase business and monetary ties amongst the two nations.