A group of unemployed nurses who completed their training in 2016 are challenging claims by President Akufo-Addo that the government has granted financial clearance and recruited more than 14,000 graduate nurses who completed their training in 2016 last year.
According to them, the president appears to have been misinformed as they are still at home waiting for the government’s intervention to employ them.
While delivering the 2019 State of the Nation Address on Thursday, President Akufo-Addo said it had recruited the over 14,000 graduate nurses who subsequently commenced work on 1stFebruary 2019.
“Government granted financial clearance for the recruitment of eleven thousand, one hundred and eighteen (11,018) health personnel to increase existing clinical staff. To augment the efforts of clinical staff, in September, 2018, the Ministry of Health received further financial clearance to employ fourteen thousand, five hundred and twenty-four (14,254) Nurse Assistants (Clinical and Preventive). These nurse assistants belong to the tranche that passed their exams in 2016 from Government Health Training Institutions, and have commenced work by 1st February, 2019,” Akufo-Addo said.