The coalition of bonded unemployed nurses have expressed their displeasure in the manner in which they have been treated. The coalition comprising of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (February and August 2015 batch ) has come out with a press release stating their grievances.
Below is the press release from the group.
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
27Th JUNE, 2017
TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES.
COALITION OF BONDED UNEMPLOYED DIPLOMA NURSES, MIDWIVES AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (FEBRUARY AND AUGUST 2015 BATCH)
We the coalition, comprising of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals would like to express our frustration and displeasure in the manner in which we have been treated for far too long after we have been trained and qualified as health professionals in the various public training institutions in the country.
Ladies and gentlemen from the media, we the coalition completed our training in 2015 and have since rendered to the nation the one year mandatory national service to the state. We would like to bring to the notice of well-meaning Ghanaians, the inhuman and heartless treatment meted out to us by all stake holders responsible for our postings.
Ladies and gentlemen from the media, you would recount the days we picketed at the Ministry of
Health from the 24th to 26th April, 2017 to put pressure on the government and all stake holders responsible for our financial clearance and Immediate postings,out of this action, on the 26th April, 2017 an agreement was reached between the leadership of the coalition and the authorities at the ministry of health to get us cleared financially for our immediate postings which the members of the coalition agreed and called off the picketing as a sign of respect to the authorities.
Ladies and gentlemen from the media, the authorities at the ministry of health called for a meeting between the leadership of the coalition and the authorities at the health ministry on the 4th may, 2017 which we complied.
A meeting was held on that faithful day and the Honourable minster for health, Mr kwaku Agyeman Manu announced to us that they have been able to secure the financial clearance for our postings from the finance ministry which dated on 25th April, 2017 and for that matter he has directed the chief director at the health ministry to work and facilitate our postings immediately to enable us to start work on 1st July 2017 as stated on the clearance.
Ladies and gentlemen from the media, it will surprise you to know that,after all these delibration’s between the authorities at the health ministry and the leadership of the coalition, we are yet to see or hear any official communication from the health ministry with regards to our postings to any health facility in the country after the financial clearance was announced to us by the health ministry on the 4th may,2017.
The leadership of the coalition made countless series of follow –ups to the ministry of health to enquire about the postings but the authorities continue giving conflicting reports and shifting the goal post which we see as a sign to further delay our postings.
Ladies and gentlemen from the media, with all due respect to the ministry of health Honourable Kwaku Agyeman Manu and the stake holders responsible for our posting, we say we are so much disappointed in them after all the deliberation’s we had with them they still act in bad faith.
Ladies and gentlemen from the media, the nursing and the allied health professionals are noble professions we cherish so much but the authorities responsible for our engagement after signing a bond with the government of Ghana are rather dereliction their duties with regards to our postings thus thwarting our efforts to realise our potentials as trained and qualified health professionals.
Ladies and gentlemen from the media, we want to make it clear to the authorities of the health ministry that, we do not derive any pleasure for massing up at the premises of the ministry of health to put pressure on the authorities to fulfil their side of the bargain with regards to our postings after signing the bond and releasing our financial clearance for us to be posted but the health ministry and the stakeholders responsible for our posting are rather calling for the massing up at the health ministry because they mostly fail to act accordinly to fulfil their side of the bargain we are therefore calling the health ministry and all stakeholders to give honesty a chance to prevail between us in order to prevent these occurances in the near future.
We are by this press release reminding and also giving the ministry of health and all the stakeholders responsible for our postings to release our postings before 4th July 2017 other than that we will be reporting to work at the health ministry on the 5th to 6th July, 2017 and when necessary,we will further report to the flagstaff house on the 7th July, 2017 to deliver a petition to his excellency Nana Addo Danquah the president of the republic of Ghana to intervene and get us posted immediately.
Finally, we thank the media for their usual co-operation and support they usually render to us whenever we call on them, we are still counting on the support of the media again as we go through this difficult times.
President of diploma nurses:
James Abugri : 0207744845
President of Allied professionals:
Solomon Yeboah: 0245624294
Daniel Koranteng Kwagyiri|ahotoronline.com|Ghana