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Rotation Nurses, Afforestation Youth Raises Red Flag Over Allowances

The Coalition of Rotation Nurses and Midwives and Youth in Afforestation have raised the red flag over delayed allowances from six to eight months.

The Coalition of Rotation Nurses and Midwives has given the government a one-week ultimatum to pay their six-month arrears while beneficiaries of the Youth in Afforestation have traveled from across the country to Accra to chase the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, for their monthly allowances.

The frustrated beneficiaries who have a two-year contract with the government through the Forestry Commission said they have for the last eight months not been paid the monthly allowance of 700 cedis.

They told journalists that several efforts to get their allowances paid by the Forestry Commission have not yielded results.

The aggrieved nurses at a press conference in Kumasi said “it is saddening to hear that plans are in place to pay us in two installments, where we will be paid three months out of the total six months owed us and probably wait for over a period of time before the remaining amount is given to us which we are uncertain.”

“Our dedication to duty from day one has been in full, we never worked in installment hence we demand full payment” they emphasized.

Speaking on behalf of the nurses, the Ashanti Region President of the Association, Samuel Adu Tutu, revealed that they have petitioned the government and major stakeholders to reverse the decision of the government to reduce their service allowance.

Source: Kofi Atakora/ 

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