The Ghana Nurse-Midwife Trainees Association (GNMTA) has issued a statement assuring the current second-and third-year students, as well as those who recently sat for the NMC Licensure Examination to expect the disbursement of three months’ arrears of their allowances very soon.
According to the National Executive Committee of the Association, the allowance can only be delayed but not denied. They made it known that, On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, they met with the Ministry of Education together with other key personnel from their Mother Association (GRNMA) where they discussed pertinent issues confronting the association and trainees and the issue of the allowance was brought up.
The Director of Human Resources at the Ministry of Health then assured them preparations are far advanced to disburse three months’ arrears to them shortly.
Below is the communique;
“On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, The National Executive Committee of the Ghana Nurse-Midwife Trainees Association (GNMTA) met with the Ministry of Health, together with key personnel from our mother association (GRNMA) to discuss
The issues that were brought to light included but were not limited to:
- The delay with payment of trainee allowances
In his response, the Director of Human Resources at the MoH assured that the allowances could only be delayed but not denied. He added that three month’s worth of allowances will be paid to the current Second and Third Years, as well
as those who recently sat for the NMC Licensure Examination very soon.
- The unapproved tuition fees and related bills
On this issue, the Director assured the Leadership of GNMTA that the bill had been submitted to parliament for review and subsequent passage to enable a standardized, approved, and reasonable amount to be charged as tuition.
The deliberate blocking of some final-year students from accessing their NMC results owing to their inability to pay the extra bill of Ghc100.00, which was introduced last semester where He added that final-year students who have had their results blocked due to non-payment of the extra fees charged would be advocated for by way of addressing the challenge with their institutional heads
We, therefore urge all members using this communiqué, to remain hopeful in light of these present challenges.”