The Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga is expected to be completed in October 2020 following the signing of a concessional loan facility of 20 million dollars between the government of Ghana and the Saudi Government.
The facility has a grace period of 10 years and repayment period of 20 years at a total grant element of 49.0 percent.
Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta and the Vice Chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development Mr. Khalid Alkhudairy signed the agreement in Accra last week.
Phases 1&2 of the project were started during the Kuffour administration.
Phase 3 was signed in December 2013 but actual work began in February 2014.
The Building works on the clinical block is fully completed and awaiting equipment installation. The final works will focus on supply of equipment and operating supplies testing of same and other ancillary works.
Works are expected to be completed in October 2020 paving way for the full functioning of the hospital for particularly affordable and quality healthcare to the people in the Upper East Region especially towns and communities in and around Bolgatanga.
Government is additionally working on completing several uncompleted medical facilities which are outstanding as a result of poor financing arrangements associated with them.