The Member of Parliament for the Nabdam Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane is asking the government to be honest with Ghanaians, particularly nursing trainees, about the supposed restoration of the nursing and teacher trainee allowances.
The MP who doubles as the Deputy Ranking Member on the Health Select Committee explained that the government has failed to live up to its promises of paying monthly allowances to trainees.
He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
“You see, this sloganeering is not helping matter in Ghana here. 1V1D, 1D1F et al, they are not helping us. They let people feel that their problems are being solved but in actual fact, the problems persist for so many years. So we end up not having enough for other things. We have become a jack of all trades but master of none.”
“There is a problem with the nurses’ trainee allowances. As far back as June 2021 to now, it appears that they are still in arrears. It is over a year now. For those who reported since form 1, they have never received the allowance. We ask ourselves, what is the status of that allowance now?”
“Is it that the government has changed its policy. What has happened? We should know. You see, the problem with this government is that it doesn’t even accept that something is even wrong. It [the government] wants to give an explanation and in the long run, what it does is that people are left in a limbo as to what to do. If they have reversed the policy, they should let us know,” he said.
Dr. Nawaane called on the government to be clear on the state of the allowance so that trainees and their parents can begin to plan their lives around it.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana