Cousin of President Akufo-Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere -Darku has jumped to the defense of celebrated Ghanaian architect, David Adjaye over his role in the design of government’s flagship hospital project. In a post on Facebook, Mr. Otchere Darku clarified that  David Adjaye is only one of several other Ghanaians contracted to work on the project.

According to him, contrary to popular perception that the project was solely handed to Sir Adjaye, other Ghanaians are also involved. Many analysts and industry players have criticized the government for not opening up the space for competitive bidding in the selection of an architect for the project design which will see the construction of  111 district hospitals across the country. There are perceptions that many of the juicy government infrastructural projects including the National Cathedral have been handed to David Adjaye on a silver platter without regard to local capacity building. But Mr Otchere Darku opines that David Adjaye’s work will save the nation about 13 million dollars.

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