The General Secretary of the GCPPs, Citizen Ato Dadzie, has advised the government to review a number of policies, including the nurses trainee allowance.
In an interview with Samuel Huntor on Original TV, Citizen Ato Dadzie made the point that paying nurses’ salaries was an unsustainable political promise made by the President.
“Government must scrap this wasteful policy and prioritise its spending amid dwindling budgetary resources due to the national revenue and debt situation,”
Citizen Ato Dadzie believes the policy contributes to the dwindling of budgetary resources for the sector and called for its replacement. “At a time Teacher Training Colleges have all been converted to Colleges of Education, qualifying trainees should access government’s guarantor-free student loan.”
“It was scrapped and introduced again so I think now it has to be scrapped. Yes, it was a political promise and now we can’t sustain it financially. As we are spanning nurses education it means the financial support will have to be widened. Look at the number of Nurses and Teachers who have left the country after training,” he stated.
He, however, urged the Ghanaian voter to question politicians when they mount political platforms with unrealistic promises.