The Deputy Minister for Defence, Maj Derrick Oduro (Rtd), has inspected a 3-storey Officers’ accommodation at the 37 Military hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at a cost of 5.1 million Ghana Cedis.
The accommodation, funded by the Government of Ghana which took ten months to be completed is made up of sixteen apartments. Each apartment is made up of two bedrooms with an inbuilt wardrobe, a kitchen, toilet and bathroom, a study room, a sitting room and a balcony.
It also has a Bio digester which will provide gas for the occupants, a standby pump, Poly Tank and a parking lot for all the occupants.
Maj Oduro (Rtd) commended the contractor of the building, Dr Cyprian Wenyonu for the good work done and said the project solely funded by the government of Ghana will not be the only one but similar projects would soon be constructed in the other Garrisons in order to ease the accommodation problem facing soldiers.
He stressed that the President of the republic of Ghana and the C-in-C of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo would always ensure the safety, security and comfort of soldiers at all times.
Adding, the ongoing projects in the hospital such as the 37 Military Hospital Nursing and Midwifery Training School (NMTC), Young Soldiers accommodation and other projects which lack funds would soon be supported by government. However, the completion of the Kumasi Military hospital which will be completed by February 2018 will employ about two thousand health personnel including nurses who are unemployed.
The Deputy Minister inspected the ripped off roof at Easmon ward as a result of the recent downpour and other uncompleted projects in the facility and assured Command of governments support to complete all.
Meanwhile, he congratulated the Despite Group of companies for putting up a one storey building for the children’s ward and urged other corporate bodies to do same.
The Director General Medical Services of GAF Brig Gen Ralph Ametepi, Commander of the facility, Brig Gen Ernest Crosby Saka (Jr), Commanding Officer of the hospital Col Micheal Yeboah Agyapong and other senior officers were present to witness the occassion.