Nursing Trainee allowance: Stop deceiving us- CGNMTA to Nana Addo

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Concerned Ghana Nurses and Midwives Trainees Association (CGNMTA) has described president Nana Akuffo Addo as a liar, who has deceived them into voting for him during the 2016 elections that brought him to power.

According to the association the president promised to restore the Nursing Training allowances regime and give them their due to successfully complete their course, but he has turned a blind eye to their plights after assumption of power.

In a press statement issued and signed by the convener of the association, Sulemana Kamagtey, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, it said “it is sad and disappointing that the government which won the 2016 election on the back of the promise to restore the Nursing Trainees allowance regime and to give Nursing Trainees their due, has turned a blind eye to our plight”.

“The worse of it all is that, we still have some nursing trainees who till date, have never received a dime since the restoration of the Nursing Trainees allowance regime last year” it added.

They also wanted the president to come out that there are no more allowances for Trainee Nurses , to allow parents and guardians to tighten up their belts well to help them successfully complete their courses rather than rely on ‘cannot fulfill promises’.

“…the long delay in the payment of subsequent allowance has brought untold hardship on us. Our parents and guardians who used to support our education have refused to do so due to the notion and public perception that our allowance has been restored,” part of the statement said.

Read full statement below

CONCERN GHANA NURSES AND MIDWIVES TRAINEES ASSOCIATION (CGNMTA)

GOVERNMENT’S REFUSAL TO PAY NURSING TRAINEES THEIR ALLOWANCES

PRESS STATEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2nd October, 2018

Eiiiii …Aabaaaah Mr.President, Ministry of Health, Health Training Institution Secretariat; “Nursing Trainees are suffering”.

It’s of great sorrow and concerned to all nursing trainees as we continue to suffer in the various schools as to whether the government:

1: Has forgotten that they won the election based on their promises made to nurses trainees

2: Has no ears to hear our cry

3: Has no heart to feel the pains and suffering we are going through

4: Has no money to pay us our Allowance but can pay more than 1000 staffs at Jubilee house and over 110 Ministers

5: Or government has no eyes to look into our faces and tell us “Trainees” that, you voted for me on the basis of allowances but I will not pay you what I promised you.

That would put Ghanaians in the known that there are no more allowances for Trainee Nurse’s. This will make parents and guardians to tighten up their belts well to help their wards to successfully complete their course on the note that there are no allowances.

It is with great sorrow that we inform the general public that the Akuffo Addo-led Government has failed to pay Nursing Trainees our allowances as promised for some months now.

Nursing Trainees are currently suffering and enduring extreme economic hardship due to the hyper- inflated school fees.

It is sad and disappointing that the government which won the 2016 election on the back of the promise to restore the Nursing Trainees allowance regime and to give Nursing Trainees their due, has turned a blind eye to our plight.

We do appreciate government’s restoration of the allowance regime and the allowances paid to us last year and beginning of this year. However the long delay in the payment of subsequent allowance has brought untold hardship on us. Our parents and guardians who used to support our education have refused to do so due to the notion and public perception that our allowance has been restored.

The worse of it all is that, we still have some nursing trainees who till date, have never received a dime since the restoration of the Nursing Trainees allowance regime last year.

Sadly, we have not received any explanations from the national GNMTA and the Ministry of Health on why there’s undue delay and when exactly they intend to pay the affected students.

It’s our fervent hope and prayer that, His  Excellency the President, the Ministry of Health and the Health Training Institution Secretariat as well as the national GNMTA will take immediate steps to address this sad and dilapidating  situation that nursing trainees are currently confronted with.

We demand that urgent steps are taken by government to pay Nursing Trainees their April, May  June and September,2018 allowances as well as pay the allowances of students who have not yet received any allowance since the restoration of the allowances regime, so as to ameliorate our plight.

Signed:

Sulemana Kamagtey

(Convenor)

0209741585

JAPIONG MALONIN

(Convenor)

0506059204

IMORO OSMAN

(Convener)

020 669 9680

Source: otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah

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