General News of Thu, 6 Sep 201834
Unemployed nurses, midwives threaten '1 Million Demo'
After staging series of demonstration in six regions, the Unemployed Nurses and Midwives Association has hinted on plans to organise a one million walk if the government refuses to act on their petitions and get them employed.
The unemployed health professionals hit the streets in six different regions simultaneously on September 5, 2018, to protest the failure of the government to employ them many months after completing school.
Clad in their training uniforms, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) on Wednesday also hit the streets of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region to demonstrate against the government for failing to employ them.
The move, according to the nurses, is the first on a roadmap drawn up by the National Executive Board (NEB) of the Ghana Nurse-Midwife Trainees’ Association (GNMTA) to demonstrate against the government’s delay in granting them financial clearance.
Speaking to Kaakyire Kwesi Appea-Apraku, host of Dwaboase on Power 97.9FM, Thursday morning, the spokesperson of the Association, Akugri Gadaffi said they have given the government three weeks to respond to their plea else they will demonstrate again.
He said the said demonstration will end at the seat of the president, the Jubilee House, where they will hand another petition to the president should the previous petitions yield no results.
Gadaffi noted that the Association will organise one million people, including relatives of the unemployed nurses and midwives across the country to stage that protest dubbed ‘One million walk’ to push for their posting.
He explained further that the Kumasi demonstration, as well as the others that took place in other regions, were successful, adding that the Association was bent on using peaceful protests to get the government to attend to their pleas.