Philip Osei Bonsu of Asempa FM is quoting the NPP’s manifesto which stipulated that hospitals in areas where there are none would be constructed.
He is asking why the Akufo-Addo administration would wait till the COVID-19 pandemic to bring forth this decision to build the 96 hospitals.
Manifestos fundamentally highlight intents in terms of practical ideas and projections which would be implemented when a party is voted into office. It is highly improbable for all promises written in manifestos to be realized or even at times allotted to these ideas and projects.
Moreover, the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic was not anticipated but when it became necessary for it to be tackled head-on, it was.
The same coronavirus pandemic, though the idea was promulgated in our manifesto, has fuelled the need to bring on board a number of hospitals to help augment the health facilities at our disposal.
In any event, did the party’s manifesto specify which particular time these hospitals were going to be constructed? No!
Priorities count but circumstances can also railroad such events to assume positions which were not previously thought about. Though legitimate questions, they are not strong enough to defeat the thinking behind the construction of the 96 hospitals.