Use restored trainee allowances judiciously – Dr Nsiah Asare

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Nursing trainees have been advised to use wisely the restored Nursing and Midwifery trainees allowance by government.

The restoration of the nursing trainees allowance is to ease the untold hardship on trainee nurses and midwives who depend on it for their studies and welfare, government has said.

“The allowance is not meant for lavish spending but rather it is to be used to ease financial burden on beneficiaries”, Director General of Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has explained.

“Use the money to buy books and other materials to study and pass your examination”, he advised nursing trainees in public institutions to use their allowance judiciously.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Otec FM’s afternoon political talk show ‘Dwabrem’, Dr. Nsia Asare explained, “the NPP government knows your plight as nursing trainees that is why it has restored this allowance”

New Patriotic Party, as part of its 2016 campaign, promised to restore the nurses/midwives training allowance and has since released GH¢ 232 Million for the project that was scrapped by the previous government.

According to the President, the promise was neither a political talk nor a deceit to win votes, rather a more important initiative as it takes off the huge financial burden off them.

Speaking at the launch of the restoration held at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region on Tuesday, President Nana Addo mentioned that the money is taking care of about 58,000 trainees within a ten-month academic year.

Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the restoration as needless which will not inure to the benefit of the country.

“This is needless and cosmetic”, National Communication Officer of the NDC, Solomon Nkansah has said.

Source: metro news

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