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General News of Monday, 21 October 2019


Jobless nurses picket at Ministry of Health today

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Members of the Graduate Unemployed Nurses and Midwives Association will today, Monday, 21 October 2019 picket the Ministry of Health (MoH) to demand their immediate employment.

The association is made up of public-trained nurses and midwives who graduated in 2017 and 2018 and have been home unemployed.

“We are going to the Ministry of Health with all our parents as well as our mattresses and mosquito nets and will only leave there the time or day our financial clearance will be released to us,” the group said in an earlier statement signed by the General Secretary Achire Abraham.

The group after issuing the threat some two weeks ago in a new statement today said, "leadership till now haven't had any positive response from the ministry regarding our financial clearance hence our quest to fight for what is rightfully ours as professionals and Ghanaians as a whole."

The culture of unemployed graduate nurses picketing and demonstrating for financial clearance before employment has become a ritual in the country in recent years.

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