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Disregard claims that govt has employed us – Trainee nurses


The Ghana Nurse-Midwife Trainees Association (GNMTA) is asking the public to disregard the “erroneous” impression being created by a section of the public that they have finally been employed by government.

According to the Association, it has become necessary to clarify the issue because the May 24 statement by the Health Ministry clearing some health personnel for national service has been misinterpreted by the media and the general public.

A statement signed by Abena Osei-Asare, a Deputy Minister of Health said the ministry has released financial clearance for eight thousand and forty two (8,042) nurses to engage their services in the health sector. READ MORE

Prior to the release, the unemployed nurses have been in a tussle with government, demonstrating against plans to enroll them in  Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo), a government’s policy to solve graduate unemployment.

Read: Unemployed health professionals give gov’t 2 weeks to issue them financial clearance

“The general public and the media are to note that, the released financial clearance is to effect payment of national service allowance for nurses who completed school in August 2017 and commenced their mandatory national service/rotation on 1st April, 2018,” GNMTA’s statement said on Friday.

It further clarified, “This does not affect the nurses who are due for permanent employment.”

“The leadership want to inform our members and the general public that, the enigma of unemployed nurses and midwives still holds.

“Therefore the information circulating that unemployed nurses have been cleared financially is absolutely erroneous, hence must be disregarded.”

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