Members of the Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses have indicated that the Ministry of Health kept deceiving them in matters relating to their posting.
Abubakari Shamsudeen, spokesperson of the Coalition, speaking on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM, hosted by Chief Jerry Forson, on Tuesday April 25, said after completing their national service in 2016, they approached the Ministry of Health to post them to their stations to start work.
However, the then Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia; the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry at the time, Tony Goodman; and the Director of Human Resource at the Ministry kept giving them assurances that were never honoured.
“We completed school in 2015 and also completed our national service in 2016. Following that we approached the Ministry to post us because but the minister said one thing, the PRO also said another, and the HR also said another thing. And so we were surprised and disappointed,” he said.
Nurses on Monday, 24 April defied calls from the police and the Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah, to go home, spending the night at the Ministry to demand immediate posting.
The group, which comprises psychiatric nurses, general nurses, and midwives, is angry over government’s failure to effect clearance for its members’ postings after the completion of their national service in August 2016.
They have accused the current Minister of Health, Kweku Agyeman-Manu, of acting in bad faith as his promise to get them cleared and posted has yielded no results.