The recent achievements made in the health sector under the leadership of President Akufo Addo and Vice President Bawumia have unfortunately received limited media attention, raising suspicions about the appreciation of these accomplishments. It brings to mind the saying, “a King is sometimes unappreciated in his own kingdom.”
The government’s swift decision to fully cover the cost of the surgery to separate conjoined twins at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) deserves immense commendation as it signifies Ghana’s progress in setting new medical standards and, most importantly, saving the lives of future leaders—the twins.
This historic medical surgery incurred a substantial cost of fifteen million Ghana cedis (Ghc15M) for the government. Such a commitment can only be made by a selfless and empathetic leader.
The government’s determination to save the lives of the Siamese twins showcases visionary leadership. The equipment procured played a vital role in enabling the first successful Awake Brain Surgery in West Africa.
The successful brain surgery performed on Sergeant Sylvester Boakye of the Ghana Police Service would not have been possible without President Akufo Addo’s intervention.
While the world faces an economic crisis that has also affected Ghana, it is important to give credit where it is due. The Akufo Addo-Bawumia administration, after reinstating Nursing Trainee allowances and procuring state-of-the-art ambulances for each constituency in the country, has successfully placed Ghana on the global map in terms of healthcare delivery.
In contrast to the unsettling alternative presented by the NDC, this government is determined to lead the nation back to the path of progress.
Let us continue to support the NPP government and remain patriotic as Ghana develops with freedom.
Daniel Parker Odarlai France
(Greater Accra Regional Secretary, NPP)