Nurses Demo Pay our allowance or lose our votes - Trainee nurses to Mahama

The nurses who had tied red bands on their wrists, heads, said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government might lose their votes if it did not show any commitment to addressing their concerns.

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Hundreds of trainee nurses and midwives today [Thursday, September 22, 2016] hit the streets of Accra to express their anger with government over delays in the release of their allowances.

The demonstration by the nurses was also meant to register their displeasure over delays in posting their members who have graduated.

The nurses who had tied red bands on their wrists, heads, said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government might lose their votes if it did not show any commitment to addressing their concerns.

READ ALSO: We are not rejecting postings to rural areas; Gov't lied - Nurses

The Campaign Spokesperson of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joyce Bawa-Mogtari in an earlier interview on an Accra-based radio station said many of the nurses who come out of private institutions prefer to only work in urban communities where the jobs are limited.

But speaking to Pulse.com.gh, the spokesperson for the Ghana Nurses and Midwives Trainees Association, Gideon Alale Akuob said Mrs Bawa-Mogtari is only trying to make a mockery of the nurses.

He explained that: “The Ministry of Health is aware that they have not provided financial clearance for the issuance of postings for newly qualified midwives and nurses in the country. And the same Ministry of Health, they are also aware that currently, they do a posting that is called national postings...now you can be posted to any other part of the country and you can’t refuse the posting.

“Government wants to throw dust in the eyes of Ghanaians by telling us that we have refused postings; it is not true.”

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