THE Tepa Traditional Council has commended President J.E.A. Mills for his government’s decision to continue the Tepa Regional Hospital project.
It said since the project was dear to the people in the area, it was refreshing that President Mills mentioned it in his maiden State of the Nation address to Parliament.
The Omanhene of the area, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem, told the Daily Graphic that the Kufuor administration did well by initiating action for the establishment of the hospital.
He said it was very important that the Mills administration decided to continue from where the former government left off.
The Omanhene said the health of the people was crucial in nation building that was why it was important for the government to attach much importance to health delivery.
He stated that a regional hospital for the Ashanti Region was long overdue that was why the chiefs and people of Tepa were happy that the project was to be sited at Tepa.
Nana Ampem said over the years, Tepa had contributed significantly to the development of the economy of not only the region, but also the entire nation.
He mentioned the production of cocoa, oil palm and various food crops, as well as timber, as some of the areas that Tepa was well noted for.
“The decision to site the regional hospital at Tepa is, therefore, in the right direction,“ he said.
Nana Ampem disclosed that the traditional council had released 60 acres for the project “ because we know how important health development is”.
He gave the assurance that he and his people would support the government to deliver on its promise to see to the completion of the project.