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The Dilemma Of Ghana Nursing Trainees: An Open Letter To Akuffo Addo

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SUNYANI.
27TH JULY, 2022.

HIS EXCELLENCY NANA ADDO DANKWAH AKUFFO ADDO
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
C/O THE CHIEF OF STAFF
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
FLAGSTAFF HOUSE
ACCRA

RE: Government’s responsibility to fulfil their promises made to nursing trainees

Your Excellency,
I am writing to draw your attention to the halt payment of nursing trainee allowance for eleven (11) months.

Your Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo, the current president of our nation, you once said in your first presidential speech that ‘‘we should be citizen but not spectators’’ I stand to be corrected.

I can only be citizen not spectator when the system and structures of government works in favour of everybody but we will criticise when the already laid down system and structures are working in the way it is supposed to be and commend it if it works as it expected.

It is of displeasure and concerned to all nursing trainee as we continue to suffer and endure extreme economic hardship due to hyper- inflated school fees in various schools as to whether Mr President you have forgotten that you won the election based on the promises made to nurses trainees.

Moreover, National Executives board of Ghana Nurses and Midwives Training Association
(GNMTA) have engaged in several meetings with the stakeholders and the ministry of health on the issue of eleven (11) months unpaid allowance but yielded no results.

Again, student nurses undergo clinical in the various hospitals during vacations where we are tasked to run same shift as staff nurses.

We fend for our transportation and upkeep throughout our clinicals schedule. Most students’ nurses are being molested by their landlord and the hospitals because they are not able to provide their rent fee and also items demanded by the hospital.

I do appreciate your Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo for the restoration of the allowance in your regime and the allowance paid to us last year.

However the long delay in the payment of our subsequent allowance has brought untold hardship on us. Our parents and guardians who use to support our education have refused to do so due to notion and the public perception that our allowance has been restored.

Therefore, I humbly appeal that Mr President you take an urgent steps to pay us our allowance from July, August , September , October, November , December, January , February, March, April, May and June as well as the allowances of students who have not yet received any allowance since sixteen (16) months .

Please, Mr President, please could you put smiles on our faces with Dear Trainee on our E- zwich.

Thank you for your continued leadership and service to the republic of Ghana.

Yours faithfully
Wevaduna Benjamin

wevabenjamin@yahoo.com
@BejamineWeva

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