The leadership of Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses(COUPN) has asked its members across the country to refrain from signing up for the NABCO module dubbed; Heal Ghana by government insisting members deserve permanent status than what is being given them under the Nation Builders Corps.
A release by the leadership has urged for calm among members while following a supposed roadmap by the leadership in the NABCO matter.
“We need to be respected not to undermine our professional status and integrity. We are solely entitled to be employed in accordance with the Act, we swore an oat making us much professionals to be entrusted with innocent lives. Government can however launch NATION BUILDERS CORPS(NABCO) But the section 7 where we health professionals find ourselves under (HEALTH GHANA) we still stand very firm by our right as CITIZENS NOT SPECTATORS to REJECT NATION BUILDERS CORPS (NABCO).HEAL GHANA. We BOLDLY WANT TO MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE HAVE NOT ENDORSED THE ‘HEAL GHANA’. We are professionals and we deserve better than this (NABCO).”
The Ministry of Health has told unposted nurses that they will not be forced to be recruited under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) to be launched tomorrow, May 1,2018.
The programme is a major government policy to cut down on the surging unemployment in the country.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has hinted the programme aims to recruit about hundred thousand youth including some 10,000 nurses.
“We are embarking on a new programme that the President is going to launch on May Day, and it is targeted at graduate unemployment. It is called the Nation Builders Corps and it is to supplement all the other programmes run by the Youth Employment Agency and the others. The Nation Builders Corps is going to be hiring graduates.
“We are beginning this and this year by the grace of God we will be recruiting 100,000 graduates. “This is a major initiative that will be launched on May 1st, and for those who have completed their national service recruitment will start on that day online,” Dr. Bawumia noted at the 22nd Congregation of the University of Education, Winneba.