No hospital wants to employ us despite financial clearance – Picketing nurses
Some unhappy nurses have picketed outside the Ministry of Finance in Accra, protesting the refusal of many hospitals to hire them after receiving financial clearance from the government.
The nurses accuse the leadership of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) of failing to persuade the government to hire them.
On Tuesday, August 23, around 50 community nurses and nurse assistant clinicians invaded the Finance Ministry’s headquarters.
They insist on not returning to their respective homes if they are not posted by the end of the day.
According to them, each attempt in the past to organize a protest to voice their concerns has been thwarted, despite guarantees that they will be posted.
They, on the other hand, claim to be “tired of them.”
“Most of the time, they advise us to pray,” said Rose Adu Gyamfi, one of the nurses objecting.
“In the meantime, the Ministry of Finance has granted us this approval.”
She stated that they have been at home “without any improvement [or] advancement.”
“The Ministry of Finance should come and notify us if this is not a clearance.” We’ve had enough of them.”
No official has come to take their concerns as of going to press.