Jobless Unemployed nurses sleep at Ministry of Health

The nurses are demanding for their immediate postings to the various government health facilities

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The coalition of un-posted allied health professionals on Monday, May 22, 2017 slept at the compound of the Ministry of Health in Accra at the mercy of mosquitoes.

The nurses numbering about 200 kept vigil at the premises of the Health Ministry on Monday night as part of moves to impress on government to secure financial clearance for their employment.

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The aggrieved nurses blamed the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for failing to effect clearance for their postings after the completion of their national service in August 2016.

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According to the unemployed nurses, they have not been employed since they left school about two years ago and thereby making life unbearable for them.


In an interview, a leader of the group, Solomon Yeboah said the Deputy Minister of Health, Mrs. Tina Mensah has promised them but nothing has been heard from the ministry.

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According to him, they were initially given up to May 15 to receive a good report from the ministry.


"We have petitioned the Flagstaff House, the Senior minister and the Gender Minster, our next move is to picket in front of the Flagstaff House," he said.

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