‘Where is our money?’ Health students demand payment of 10-month allowance

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The Executive Board of the National Health Students Association of Ghana has petitioned President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to look into delays in paying their allowances.

In a release issued on Tuesday, the health trainees want the President, Parliament and other allied institutions to look into why ten months Health Trainees Allowance was budgeted for and paid to the Ministry of Health but students are yet to receive the funds.

“Who is keeping our monies?” they quizzed in the statement.

Read the full release below.

WHO IS SITTING ON THE HEALTH TRAINEES ALLOWANCES FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS, WHO IS INFLATING THE HEALTH TRAINEES SCHOOL FEES?

We the executive board of the Ghanaian Health Students through this release create the awareness of the President of the Republic, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, Parliamentary select committee of Health, the Media and the General public about the bloating of Health Trainees School Fees and loopholes in trainees Allowance, for the ministry of Health and Health Training Institutions Secretariat to come out and explain the following to Ghanaians.

1. Why Teacher training institutions received their Allowance on time but Health Trainees Allowances are delayed for at least five (5) months with promises and assurances.

2. Why ten (10) months Health Trainees Allowance was budgeted for and the monies released to Ministry of Health to be disbursed to beneficiaries and yet students had to cry out loud before getting their monies. Who is keeping our monies?

Ghanaians were not told the monies would be paid like drops of water. Who is sitting on the health trainees allowance? That is not what the health trainees were promised. How many days does it take to load e-zwich cards?

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