The Transport Minister has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of "double standard" in its attack on government for scrapping trainee allowance.
Fifi Kwetey says the NPP has no moral authority to pontificate as though it genuinely sympathize with the students when a document available to the NDC revealed the party had as one of its policy priorities for 2009, the plan to completely remove the nurses trainee allowance.
A portion of the document dated June 3, 2008 and signed by Abraham Odoom the Deputy Minister of Health under erstwhile President John Kufuor’s government reads:
“Trainee allowances to new entrance to the Diploma programmes in various trainee institutions would be abolished. Allowances to continuing students in Diploma programmes would also be faded out.”