Asantehene launches $10m “Heal KATH Campaign” to renovate crumbling facility

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed deep concern regarding the deteriorating condition of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) buildings.

The hospital, serving over ten regions in Ghana, faces a significant infrastructure shortfall that adversely affects healthcare delivery, leading to the breakdown of essential equipment and compounding the challenges faced by the tertiary health facility.

The Chief Executive Officer of KATH, Prof. Otchere Addai Mensah, highlighted the urgent need for attention, warning of a potential catastrophic structural failure if the issues are not promptly addressed.

The challenges include abandoned infrastructure projects, dilapidated buildings, leaking roofs, extensive cracks, and outdated construction technologies hindering ventilation.

After an independent assessment of the hospital, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II underscored the urgency of addressing these challenges to safeguard the integrity of the facility. He has launched an ambitious fundraising campaign known as the “Heal Komfo Anokye Hospital Project,” with the aim of raising $10 million for the hospital’s renovation and critical needs.

The Asantehene is reaching out to Members of Parliament, government appointees, corporate organizations, and the public, urging them to contribute and help achieve the targeted amount. This project will rank as part of the legacy projects expected to be executed as part of the 25th-anniversary celebrations of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s enstoolment as the Asantehene next year.

Emphasizing the non-political nature of the initiative, he stressed the importance of addressing the challenges faced by the hospital, which serves 12 out of the 16 regions.


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