The National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has registered his protest about the number of beneficiaries for the restored nurse’s allowance across the country.
According to him, per the figures the New Patriotic Party is bandying about as the beneficiaries of the restored allowance is doubtful.
He says in 2017 the total number of students admitted by the government into the state owned and private nursing training institutions across the country was a little above five thousand students.
He questioned why the number has suddenly jumped to over fifty-eight thousand.
He revealed that there is something the NPP government led by Nana Addo is hiding about the number of beneficiaries of the restored allowance.
He continued to question why the existing trained nurses since 2015 have not been posted and the funds used to pay the allowances of the newly trained ones.
He said the government should have been prudent enough to invest the funds that were invested in the payment of allowances into funding the postings of the already trained nurses who are idling at home.
Mr. Kofi Adams negated the number put out there by the leadership of the NPP in an interview with Kwame Affrifa Mensah on Happy FM’s afternoon’s socio-political programme dubbed Epa Hoa Daben’ in Accra.
He says the NPP’s decision to restore the nurse’s allowance is like robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Because in the end postings of these nurses after school will also become a challenge to deal with by the NPP administration in the end he added.
He said the NPP has rather increased admission fees threefold and paying the students paltry four hundred Ghana Cedis.