Employment Gov't gives go-ahead for recruitment of health workers

All regional directors of health have therefore been asked to begin the process of recruiting the professionals in line with their respective regional ceilings.

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The Nana Addo-led government has given the go-ahead for the recruitment of nurses and other health professionals who were granted financial clearance in December 2016.

In a statement released by the health ministry, it said that they have satisfied all necessary checks and therefore asked that the recruitment exercise resumes.

“The honourable minister of health has granted approval for the recruitment of trainees and other health professionals who were granted financial clearance in December 2016 in line with the regional ceilings,” the statement said.

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All regional directors of health have therefore been asked to begin the process of recruiting the professionals in line with their respective regional ceilings.

The recruitment exercise for the over 8000 health workers was halted in February over concerns regarding the financial clearance.

The Government of Ghana in February suspended the recruitment of over eight thousand (8000) health workers into the various health facilities in the country.

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A letter signed by the Minister of Health Kweku Agyeman-Manu gave this directive.

The letter clarified that the suspension was to allow the ministry fix all issues with financial clearance before they are hired.

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“The suspension is not a cancellation but to allow the Ministry of Health to finalise all issues related to financial clearance. Kindly take steps to inform all your officers accordingly. You will be duly informed as soon as the final clearance is granted.”

But the new statement released by the health ministry Monday, March 20, said the necessary checks have been made and the recruitment exercise should resume.

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