Unemployed nurses demonstrate in 6 regions over delayed financial clearance

By Hagar Ofosua

Some unemployed nurses and midwives today hit the streets of some selected regional capitals in protest of the government's failure to provide financial clearance to allow for their employment.

 The protest follows the August 31 deadline they gave the government to work on their financial clearance. The group said several meeting and letters to the Ministry of Health has not yielded any result.

The protest is taking place through the principal streets of six regions including Volta, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West, Upper East, and the Central regions.

In an interview on Joy FM which was monitored by PrimeNewsGhana, one of the protestors said "we have had numerous messages from the government. In fact, the Minister for Health had promised us numerously, the recent one was on Monday, he promised us that financial clearance will be released when he had our letter, but that never came off, and people are agitated, hence out peaceful protest today".

The association in a statement released on August 20th gave government the end of August to give them financial clearance or face their wrath. 

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