Nana Akufo-Addo has deceived us – Ghanaian Nurses....

Some unemployed nurses who are against the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) initiative launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, have said they are disappointed in the government.

According to them, they were promised a permanent job by Mr Akufo-Addo when he was campaigning ahead of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections and not temporary jobs with NaBCo.

Members of the Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses hit the streets of Accra today, Monday, 7 May 2018.

The group is opposing attempts by government to enrol its members into the Heal Ghana module of the NaBCo initiative with a monthly salary of GHS 700.

The programme, which was launched by President Nana Akufo-Addo last week, is expected to provide the teeming unemployed graduate youth with jobs under several modules including nursing, teaching and ICT.

But according to the nurses, the scope of the NaBCo policy puts health professionals at a disadvantage.

They fear once they are enrolled onto the programme, the Ministry of Health will relent on its efforts to get them financial clearance to become permanent staff of the Ministry.

Some of them who spoke to Accra News' Nana Amoako Gyampah, said: “We feel disappointed in the president because that is not what he promised, we want a permanent job, not this short-term contract.”

Another nurse said: “We are picking up signals that when the NDC wins the next elections, they will cancel the programme, and, so, we don’t want this NaBCO.”