Trainee nurses, midwives to protest over unpaid allowances
Members of the Ghana Nurses and Midwives Trainees’ Association are set to hit the streets on Monday, July 7, to protest over unpaid allowances.
This is in wake of an inconclusive meeting they had with the Minister of Health.
The Association said the former Minister of Health, Ms Sherry Hannah Ayittey was not clear on when allowances owed members will be paid.
The President of the Association, Emmanuel Geyovo, said members are not happy with government’s lack of commitment and have withdrawn their services with immediate effect, as a first action, awaiting to cap it with the planned demonstration.
Mr Geyovo lamented that the government is really not “listening to them” and that “that is one of our biggest headache”.
He added that all efforts to reach consensus with government have been in vain and that the Association has lost confidence in the government.
Kwaku Asante-Krobea, the President of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA), lent credence to the “agreement” between the trainees and the Minister but said his Association is not “too happy” with it.