Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has confirmed that Government will restore the teacher training allowances in March.
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The erstwhile Mahama-led government scrapped the allowances for nurses and teacher trainees, citing financial difficulties as the reason for its abolishment.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) however campaigned intensively on the issue, promising to restore the allowances if voted into power.
And after securing victory in the December polls, Dr Bawumia has now revealed that the NPP government is bent on keeping its promise to restore the allowances.
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“We are very determined to restore our promise on the teacher trainee and nursing allowances. The teacher trainee and nursing allowance will come off after the first budget in March,” Dr Bawumia said while addressing a gathering at Fadma in Accra.
“We have looked at the situation; it is not an easy one. It is very a difficult one but by the grace of Allah, we intend to keep all promises we made to the people of Ghana.”
The NPP’s presidential aspirant Nana Akufo-Addo defeated incumbent, John Mahana last December, after securing almost 55% of the votes cast to emerge president of Ghana.