The National Executive Board of the Ghana Nurse-Midwife Trainees’ Association (GNMTA) through a press release which was sited by our news team, noted with attention the inactive posture of the government with regard to the plight of student nurses and midwives across the country in the payment of the nursing trainees allowance.
In the release, they acknowledged the efforts of the government in the restoration of the nursing trainees allowance to ease the suffering of student nurses and midwives when the allowance was canceled some years ago.
According to the association’s leadership, they have not received the allowance since June 2020 and are therefore pleading with the government, particularly the President of the country to intervene as soon as possible.
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To add to the above, the students noted that since the restoration of the nursing trainees allowance, parents and guardians have stopped the payment of school fees and giving money to their wards for upkeep with the notion that they receive monthly allowance from the government. This, they said, has made life very unbearable for them.
Leadership of the Association also disclosed that aside from the delay in the payment of the Nursing trainees allowance, most rotation nurses and midwives who are currently undergoing their mandatory national service also have in arrears months of allowance due them.
They are by this press release, giving the government a week ultimatum with effect from 26th April,2021 to get the allowance paid or reach a fruitful consensus with the various Principals of the Nursing Training colleges to be considerate enough to reach flexible terms to allow students to pay their fees so as enable them sit for the end of semester exams.
Read full release below: