General News of 2013-12-26

Gov't to halt payment of nurses' training allowance

Information reaching Citi News indicates that government will from 2014 halt the payment of allowances to nursing trainees across the country.
The allowance given to the trainees forms part of incentives to attract more health workers in the country.
The withdrawal comes amidst agitations from teacher trainees who have also had their allowances withdrawn.
A source at the Ghana Registered Nurses Association, the mother union of nurses in Ghana, who confirmed this to Citi News, said the profession will be affected gravelly if government goes ahead with the decision.