Restoration of nurses allowances: Sensible decision – Association

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association has described as a ‘sensible decision’ restored nurse/midwife trainees allowances by the Akufo-Addo’s government.
According to the Association, this period is a happy moment for all trainees and parents.
It described as unfortunate the inability of the erstwhile Mahama administration to restore the cancelled allowance after submitting a research to guide its decision.
The Association showered praises on the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Bawumia for fulfilling their campaign promise.
‘Would love to take the opportunity to thank President Nana Addo, the Vice President Dr Bawumia, the Minister for Health and his deputies for fulfilling their promise,’ thanked.

A statement signed by the PRO of the Association Douglas Adu-Fokuo advised the nurse/ midwife trainees to put their utmost best and improve on their attitude towards work whenever they are on clinical rotations.
Read details of Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association’s statement: 
Wednesday October 11, 2017

STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA

Restoration of Nurse/Midwife Trainees Allowances, A sensible decision by government…
Nurse /Midwife Trainees should improve on attitude towards work during clinical rotations to justify the restoration of allowance…

This period should be a happy moment for all trainees and parents. The need for the restoration of allowance for trainees has been justified by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association severally. It is very unfortunate that the previous government was not ready to take a critical look at the research the association submitted to guide them to make a good decision by restoring the allowance.

Would love to take the opportunity to thank President Nana Addo, the Vice President Dr Bawumiah, the Minister for Health and his deputies for fulfilling their promise. Much gratitude to the National Executives of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, the National Executives of the Ghana Nurse Midwife Trainees Association, for their contribution to the successful restoration of the allowance. I call on the Ministry Of Health and the government to communicate effectively to the public on the “allowances without bonding” and implications on employment. It is my hope that unemployed nurses will soon be employed and measures will be put in place to make unemployment among Nurses and delayed salaries and arrears a thing of the past.

I advice the nurse/ midwife trainees to put their utmost best and improve on their attitude towards work whenever they are on clinical rotations. As it the responsibility of government to make its citizens comfortable, it is also our responsibility to improve on our contribution to healthcare services.

It is very unfortunate to hear people like Solomon Nkansah saying “restoration of Trainees allowances is needless “. Well that is democracy, so permit me to say “the cancelation of trainees allowances is the ever senseless decision on earth”. I advice my brother, Solomon Nkansah to get a copy of the research work by GRNMA and study it carefully before making such utterances. If trainees allowance is needless, why did the previous government attempt to deceive the trainees by paying them that deceitful coins on table top as allowance, two days before election day?

Let us all be responsible citizens and welcome good policies like trainees allowance and free SHS, as we reject bad policies like toll levy.

—Signed—
Douglas Adu-Fokuo
PRO, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association,
Greater Accra
(0545490252 / 0505871133)
adufokuodouglas@gmail.com

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM