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Mr. Segbefia said the Vice President’s statement did not take into account equipment and other related facilities as part of the hospital project.

A former Minister for Health, Alex Segbefia, has described as unfair Vice President Dr. Bawumia’s assertion that the cost of hospital projects in the country are often far higher than similar projects elsewhere, largely due to corruption.

He made the revelation while delivering an address at a Value for Money Conference in Accra on Monday.

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed that the budget often allocated for one hospital project in Ghana can build 5 more hospitals.

According to him, such huge inflation in project cost arises from a myriad of problems such as corruption.

As part of the current review of the national fisheries law framework, small-scale fishers, fish traders and processors from the Central Region, represented by the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC) and the National Fish Processors and Trades Association (NAFPTA) this week have presented a ten-point communiqué to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development to be included in the country’s fisheries law reforms. This was contained in a press release cited by ATL FM.

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