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Education ‘Senseless’ nursing training allowance will be cancelled -NDC promises

Solomon Nkansah, who speaks for the NDC, said the restored allowance is cosmetic and that it will not help the beneficiaries and Ghanaians in General.

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the restoration of the nursing training allowance as ‘senseless,’ suggesting that a future NDC government will cancel it.

Solomon Nkansah, who speaks for the NDC, said the restored allowance is "cosmetic" and that it will not help the beneficiaries and Ghanaians in General.

READ MORE: Here is how nurses celebrated 'allawa' restoration

Speaking to Kumasi-based Nhyira FM after the president launched the restoration of the nursing training allowance, the NDC Communications Director said: “This is needless and cosmetic.”

“It will not help the beneficiaries and Ghanaians in general because this is not what they promised in opposition.”

The nursing training allowance was cancelled under the John Mahama administration in a bid to enrol more nursing students.

The cancellation of the allowance led to several agitations from the nursing students in the build-up to the 2016 election since more of them depended on it to either finance their school fees or meet basic academic needs.

READ MORE: Nurses line up to thank Nana Addo for restoring trainee allowances

Then candidate Akufo-Addo promised to restore the allowance if he is given the mandate.

On Tuesday, October 10, President Akufo-Addo launched the restoration of the allowance in which 58,000 nursing students received GHC400.

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