- Gordon Kaati, a Ghanaian nurse who relocated to the UK, has expressed regret in an interview with TV3, stating that he feels he wasted his working years in Ghana compared to the UK
- He highlighted the UK's superior compensation system, where nurses are paid for overtime despite taxes, adding that he made more in 3 months in UK than in 4 years in Ghana
- Kaati's experience underscores the serious disparities in working conditions and compensation between Ghana and the UK
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Gordon Kaati, a Ghanaian nurse who relocated to the United Kingdom, has shared his candid views in an interview with TV3's Alfred Ocansey, shedding light on the stark differences he perceives between working conditions in Ghana and the UK.
Kaati expressed a sense of regret, stating that he feels he wasted his years working in Ghana. In the interview, Kaati emphasised the superiority of the UK system, particularly regarding compensation.
He pointed out to TV3 Ghana that in the UK, healthcare workers are paid for overtime, even though taxes are deducted. This financial aspect has allowed him to save more money in just three months in the UK than he did after labouring for four years in Ghana.
How social media users react to the story of Gordon Kaati
Kaati's sentiments resonate with the ongoing discussions about the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in Ghana, including issues related to remuneration and working conditions.
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O'hene Boateng P-Kay said:
Some skinpain people will come and tell us UK is as difficult as Ghana, once I see such statements p3 I know the person at the other end ain't serious
Yakubu Rauf mentioned:
I just can't think far,the country is just blessed with everything yet still.God Why
Gaah George Lucas mentioned:
They are developed countries these comparisons shows that Ghana is underdeveloped
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Ghanaian nurse in Birmingham shares life-changing journey in the UK
Meanwhile, during a recent interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, a Ghanaian nurse working in Birmingham shared her extraordinary path and the transformative impact it has had on her life.
She highlighted the opportunities and increased earnings she now experiences, stemming from the shift-based payment system in the UK. The nurse expressed appreciation for the chance to explore new horizons, support her family in Ghana, and save a substantial portion of her income.
Ghanaian nurse finds new life in the UK, vows not to return to Ghana
In another story, Samuel, a Ghanaian nurse with eight years of experience in his home country, has made a life-changing move to the United Kingdom.
Despite spending just three years in the UK, he has firmly decided against returning to Ghana, citing the opportunities and lifestyle improvements he has experienced.
Samuel also revealed that his wife, a midwife, has joined him, and they are both in the process of securing employment in the UK.
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