As of April 2015 there is a skilled workforce of over 700 labourers, managers, carpenters, masons, engineers on 5 active hospital sites across Ghana. The workforce is in the majority made up of Ghanaians, as we keep our commitment to bolstering local economies and using local staff wherever possible. Over 90% of those working on the project are Ghanaian nationals. The size of the crew demonstrates the growing speed of the project, as over the last 3 months from January, it has increased by over 200%.
Progress at Fomena District Hospital site has been great since the turn of the year. The hospital staff housing is really beginning to take shape, as well as the foundation works around the already erected steal and roof of the traditional medicine and public health building.
Significant progress has been made on the Fomena District Hospital Site. The site’s major earthworks have now been completed, while the foundations for the traditional health and medicine building are also done. Progress has been made on erecting the steelwork for this building and work has also begun on the hospital staff accommodation.
During September 2014 work at the Fomena site progressed very fast with over 8000 square metres of earth being moved, boundary definition and the relocation of hundreds of trees and saplings to the on-site nursery for replanting later.
Fomena’s sod-cutting ceremony took place in early August, marking the beginning of the hospital build. The ceremony was well attended by the District Assembly, chiefs, community members and medical students. The occasion gave the team a great opportunity to engage with the local community and was greeted with enthusiasm from all sides.