Upper East: Rotation nurses, midwives threaten demo over unpaid allowances


Members of the Coalition of Unpaid Rotation Nurses and Midwives in the Upper East region have threatened to hit the streets over non-payment of their allowances.

According to the group, life has become difficult due to the delay in payment of their allowances which span from April 2020 to date.

Secretary of the group, Frank Asagum Ayimbire who spoke to dailymailgh.com said efforts to get officials of the Ministry of Health for some explanations have yielded little results. 

“From April to date, we have not received a penny [from the Ministry of Health] and it’s time they took action because we are tired”, Frank said. “We have been deployed across the country to work but help is yet to come. The situation is very bad… We can’t work with an empty stomach”. 

The coalition is also among others, reminding the government to come clear on its status as it captures almost all health workers to enjoy the COVID-19 tax waiver programme.

“We were told that we will be included on the tax waivers for health personnel because we played a major role during the COVID-19 era but as it stands now we don’t know our fate”, Frank explained as he alleges: “We are even told that we will not be part of the Single Spine Salary Structure”.

The health workers numbering over 200 in the region and over 5,000 nationwide are part of the 2020/21 academic year group who completed various nursing and midwifery colleges in Ghana. 

They have issued a five-day ultimatum to the government to address their demands.

“We don’t expect to get there. But the government should make sure our allowances are paid before things get out of hands”, Frank told dailymailgh.com.

Source: Daily Mail GH||J.Ofori

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