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Otumfuo Charity Foundation Hands Over Maternity Block To Manhyia Govt Hospital

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The Otumfuo Charity Foundation on Saturday handed over a 16 bed ultra modern maternity block to the Manhyia Government Hospital.

The facility which is named after the Queen of Ashanti, Nana Konadu Yiadom has special beds and interior settings to make pregnant women comfortable upon their visit for delivery.

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Giving a background to the facility, Board Chairman of the Foundation, Professor Oheneba Boachie said his outfit was approached by Joseph Magnus Martey Marteye, Chief Executive of Joberg Construction Company to build to support some persons but when the idea of the Maternity block came up the CEO decided to foot half of the cost of the project.

“We are happy that today, Lady Julia Osei Tutu who is patron to the Foundation is here to commission a project dear to the heart of Otumfuo and Nana Konadu Yiadom and it is refreshing that the facility has been beautifully constructed by Joberg Construction for the hospital authorities”, the Board Chairman stated.

Medical Director:

Giving a brief history of the Hospital, Medical Director of the facility, Dr Kamarudeen Korku Hussein said the Manhyia hospital was established in 1962 as a community clinic and in 1966 was elevated to an urban center.

He noted that in 1976 it was further elevated to a Poly Clinic and in year 2000 attained district hospital status.

Currently, the Medical Director said the facility serves as referral center for Ashanti and other adjoining regions.

“This 16 bed new facility will help us deal with the issues like pregnant women lying on the floor and corridors as we also have additional operating theatres, private and VIP rooms as well as other essential spaces to deal with deliveries and emergencies arising out of same”, Dr Hussein noted happily.


Mr Magnus Joseph Martey Marteye, Chief Executive Officer of Joberg Construction thanked the Otumfuo Charity Foundation for granting him the opportunity to build something that would be kept as legacy project for the King of Asante.

He noted that the facility would help to advance quality care to the over 400 clients that visit the Manhyia Government Hospital each day.

“I pray Authorities keep an eye on the facility to make it last long to serve the purpose of its construction”, Mr Marteye stated.


Kumasi Mayor, Hon Samuel Pyne speaking to this reporter, commended the contractor for the project and for delivering same on time.

He asked the hospital authorities to maintain the facility so that it can last long to provide the services it is billed to cater for.

Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,


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