The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association(GRNMA) has described the cancellation of the trainees allowance by the esrtwhile John Mahama government as the ever senseless decision on earth.
According to the association, it finds it very unfortunate to hear people like Solomon Nkansah who’s the Communications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) 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?” The Public Relations Officer of GRNMA, Greater Accra, Douglas Adu-Fokuo said in a statement.
Describing the restoration of Nurse/Midwife Trainees Allowances, as sensible decision by government, he urged Nurse/Midwife Trainees to 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.”
Douglas Adu-Fokuo further thanked President Nana Addo, the Vice President Dr Bawumiah, the Minister for Health and his deputies for fulfilling their promise.
He also expressed 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.