The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that Gh¢232 million will be spent on restoration of student nurses allowances.
An allowance of Gh¢400 will be paid to the nurse-trainees every month, during 2017 and 2018 academic year.
“Today is a happy day for the people of Ghana. The restoration of this allowance was of utmost importance. It was not meant for political vote. We think it was necessary to provide the relevant incentive to make it possible,” the President said this during the launch of the restored allowance on Tuesday.
The President bemoaned the cancellation of the allowance by the erstwhile Mahama administration in 2014 which demoralised students.
“Many of your colleagues were demotivated and demoralised. The NPP government heard your cry and promised to restore the allowances. I’m ready to fulfil the pledge we made to you,” he said.