Student nurses give ultimatum over arrears

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The Ghana Nurses and Midwife Trainees Association (GNMTA) has issued a June 30 ultimatum to government to urgently address their grievances or face their wrath.

This is to drum home their displeasure for the non-payment of their allowances over a two-year period.

According to the National President of GNTMA, Emmanuel Geyevo, “The undue delay has brought unbearable effects on students.”

Speaking at a press conference on Friday in Koforidua, Mr Geyevo said that out of frustration, some students have resorted to unconventional means of getting money to settle their school fees whilst some have dropped out of school, adding.

“This is unfair to students who are being starved of their allowances,” he said.

Students who are in debt are being denied access to register for their external examinations.

Mr Geyevo also added that some graduates of the Seikwa Health Assistants Training School in the Brong-Ahafo Region have not been posted to any health institutions.

He called on government, as a matter of urgency, to release funds for the payment of the two years’ arrears and further post the Seikwa graduates.