- Ghanaians in the Northern Region have taken to the street in protest to the planned construction of a specialized hospital
- According to them, the health facility was to be located at Kabelpe, but was moved to the Buipe township
- They have therefore submitted a petition to the DCE of the Central Gonja district, Dr Mustapha Mahama.
Over a 100 residents of the Kabelpe community in the Northern Region hit the streets as President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for a specialized hospital.
YEN.com.gh understands that the people decided to register their displeasure at the president, as well as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Central Gonja district.
Kapelbe, which is near Buipe, was originally earmarked as the location for the specialized hospital, which was eventually moved to the Buipe Township.
The president, during his three-day tour of the region at Buipe, the district capital, cut a sod for the construction of the 80-bed hospital for treatment of accident and emergency cases, signaling that the project was being moved from Kabelpe to Buipe.
The protestors, made up of chiefs and elders, took to the streets and held placards to rally against plans to relocate the project.
Wearing red rags, they walked from the community to the Buipe Township to petition the DCE, Dr Mustapha Mahama.
The Secretary of the Kabelpe Youth, Dauda Dari, said the project had already been earmarked for construction and contractors were already on site at the community.
He also said, sod cutting ceremony for the project had been done as far back in 2016 and blamed the DCE and the chief of Buipe, Abdulai Jinapor II, for misleading president Akufo-Addo to move the project to Buipe.
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