President John Mahama on Sunday cut sod for the construction of five new ultra-modern district hospitals in Ghana.

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Speaking at the ceremony, the president said that funding has already been secured for the five projects.

"Parliament has already approved the financing for this hospital project and the contractors are now ready to begin work.

"The chiefs and people of Weta and surrounding areas in the Ketu North District can now begin a countdown towards an ultra modern medical facility to serve the people in this area," he said.

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The president added that the hospital is one of five new district hospitals being constructed.

According to him, the other four are being constructed in Somanya, Buipe, Tolon and Sawla Tuna Kalba Districts.

He further expressed his gratitude to the people of the Volta region for their love and support of his administration, adding that he will return to reciprocate that.