- A video of a student nurse who has become a head porter has gone viral
- Fadila Ndebugre completed school in August 2016 but is yet to be posted to a place of work
- According to her, being a kayayo is dangerous but she doesn't want to be bored
YEN.com.gh is in possession of a video of a young nurse who has resorted to head-ferrying of loads in order to make ends meet.
Fadila Ndebugre, a young nurse who was trained at the Dunkwa-On-Offin Nursing Training College in the Central Region, has become a head porter (kayayo) for shoppers at the Madina market, for survival.
She intends to occupy herself with this,as she awaits her posting by the Ministry of Health, so she can practice as a nurse.
A native of Fumbisi in the Upper West Region, Fadila graduated from the nursing training college in August 2016, but was forced to idle at home due to the delay by the Ministry of Health in posting her batch of nurses to health facilities across the country.
She, thus, decided to be a ‘kayayo’, in the interim, as she awaits her posting.
Speaking with GBC24 in an interview, she stated that even though her resort to being a ‘kayayo’ was a stop-gap, “I’m never satisfied because, sometimes carrying the load in itself, you get tired; the work is very stressful but because there’s nothing to do, I don’t want to be idle, I have to get myself involved in something; that’s why I’m doing it”.
She went on to say that the profession is a dangerous one, as there are always cars moving around.
“Sometimes you can be hit by a car or any vehicle at all; one can be hit down, and there are others that move on bikes.”
She went on to say that “sometimes you carry something, when you fall down, you are asked to pay for it. If you happen to break something like a glass, the person may ask you to account for it.”
According to her, she cannot wait for the Ministry of Health to post her to a facility to put her nursing skills to use.
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