The Ministry of Health has asked the head of the accounts unit of Kumasi Nursing and Midwifery Training Council (NMTC) to step aside for investigations.

This follows the allegations that the head accountant of the institution, Bismark Dauda Mahama was giving the trainees GHC 360 instead of GHC 450.

This was contained in a letter signed by the Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia and cited by

“Information reaching us is that you have flaunted our directive to paying the students in your school three hundred and sixty Ghana Cedis (GHC 360) per student.”

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“In view of the above you are directed to hand over the management of the accounts unit to your assistant so as to enable us carry full investigations into the allegations,” the letter added.

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The government of Ghana has started paying the abated and temporary nurses trainee allowances with few weeks to the general elections.

In a statement signed by the Public Relation Officer of the Ministry of Health, he said: “the untaxed amount is One Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GHC150.00) per student for three months making a total amount of Four Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GHC450.00) per student.”