Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) is making plans to set up a base in Ghana as it expands its wings across Africa.
The news came after the MMTC team met with Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
What They’re Saying
“Among the heads of State our team met were President Dr William Ruto of Kenya, with whom we discussed progress of MMTC and the need to expand investments and create more jobs for the youth in Kenya,” MMTC said in a statement Friday. “We also discussed expanding MMTC to Ghana with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.”
Founded by US-based Kenyan tycoon Julius Mwale, MMTC is a community-owned sustainable metropolis located in Butere Sub-County of Kakamega County of Kenya. It is anchored around Hamptons Hospital which, opened in 2019 and treats Kenyans and other medical tourists.
In April, Mr Julius Mwale announced the expansion of Hamptons Hospital to Botswana after a meeting with President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi. During the talks, Mr. Masisi picked out medical tourism as possible areas of cooperation with MMTC. Mr Mwale also secured a deal in July to expand to the Republic of Congo.
In the past, MMTC has had controversies including the inability to pay contractors for work done.
A number of contractors, suppliers, traders & vendors are complaining Julius Mwale MTC owes them millions in unpaid bills & pending payments. Some claim to have been physical blocked from accessing the facility to demand payments. For others, it’s load sheet of promissory notes. pic.twitter.com/zbNDdgTePX— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) December 27, 2019
MMTC in the past has also struck deals with the likes of Akon in 2020 for a “digital currency” to be used at its facilities. The deal has yet to come to fruition.