- Unemployed nurses say government has failed to provide them with jobs
- 200 unemployed nurses say they will vote against Nana Addo
- All nurses who picketed at the health ministry were sacked by security
Some unemployed nurses are threatening to vote against the president in the 2020 elections if efforts to post them prove futile.
Most of these nurses picketed at the Health ministry chanting “2020 we go show Nana” as they pressed home their grievances.
All 200 unemployed nurses who picketed at the ministry were sacked by security officials, who cleared the forecourts of the ministry of the protestors.
The government still maintains that it cannot employ all unemployed nurses as it makes the case of not having enough funds in that regard.
A deputy health minister, Tina Mensah, in an interview with the media, has revealed that the ministry is still waiting for clearance from the finance minister to employ all these aggrieved nurses.
“We never had the clearance. When there is clearance in payment then you have to introduce the people, alert them and push them to do whatever they have to do. When the money is available you can clear them,” she revealed in an interview with Citi FM.
The cry of these unemployed nurses can be heard across various sections of society. In fact, the government itself has revealed that one of its gravest challenges has been the inability to provide the needed avenue for jobs.
So far, statistics on unemployment in Ghana remains impossible to find as only reliable figures dating back to 2015 show that 48 percent of university graduates are without jobs.
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