Government has started paying Trainee Nurses and Midwives monies allowance owed them for the month of November and December.
Trainee Nurses had planned to embark on demonstrations to drum home the need for government to release their allowances owed them for the month of November and December.
But Ghana Nurses and Midwives Trainees Association has disclosed that government has started payment and some trainees have received allowance owed them by the government.
“Trainee Nurses have started receiving messages indicating that November and December allowances have been paid so we are grateful to the President and the Ministry of Health for their efforts in addressing our concerns,” the Public Relations Officer for the Association, Akugri Avokbil Gadafi said.
The Nursing Trainee allowance was restored last year after the New Patriotic Party government took over office from the National Democratic Congress. The restoration of these allowances was one of the NPP’s campaign promises and an elaborate ceremony was held to mark its restoration.
President Akufo-Addo said an amount GHc232 million had been allocated for the stipend, with the health trainees set to receive GHc 400 each month.