Angry trainee nurses of some nursing institutions in the country have been asked to return the November-December allowance that was issued to them by the ministry of health as part of President Akufo-Addo’s promise made to them in the 2016 elections.
Information reaching ahotoronline.com indicates that these nursing trainees have been given a two-week ultimatum to return these said amounts to their various schools or fail to receive their certificates.
An audio intercepted stated categorically on the need for them to return these allowances or risk losing their certificates. This audio came with a memo which affirmed the audio calling on the students to return the allowance.
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Some victims from the some of the nursing training schools stormed Ahotor FM’s morning show hosted by Onantefour Addea Mununkum on Wednesday, 21/03/2018, lamented on the ordeal they had to go through before receiving this said allowance and stated that they have been deceived by the government and felt shortchanged.
“We feel disappointed because it was part of the promise made by the president and we wonder what they will use these said monies for”
“We were so delighted by the payment which covered four months payment before our completion but to our surprise, we have been asked to return these monies”
“If they tell us to pay the December allowance we can understand, but unfortunately they have added that of November which is not in order because we completed in November, this is unfair”
“We have been sent messages to return the allowance because it was wrongfully paid” they stated. GHc 400 per month was given to the students as part of the November to December allowance” they stated.
The aggrieved nurses fumed that they will not return these monies since they see no wrong done with the payment.