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49,000 Nurses And 45,000 Teachers Receive Allowances – Finance Minister

About 25,000 nurses have been admitted at the various health institutions across the country while more than 49,000 nurses and 45,000 teachers have also been paid their allowances.

Also, 307 ambulances care been procured to be distributed to districts and constituencies in all the ten regions to boost quality health care.

This was disclosed by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, in Ghana’s Parliament at the presentation of the 2020 budget statement on Wednesday, 13th November 2019.

The minister, on the National Identification Authority, also indicated that over 3.6 eligible Ghanaians have been registered with the exercise still ongoing.

Mr Ofori Atta revealed, 181 companies have so far benefited from the ‘One district, one factory’ policy been implemented by Government to help deal with the growing unemployment rate in the country.

He added, over 100 disabled business women have also been assisted to boost their businesses and help improve their livelihood with 19,500 startups trained.

Meanwhile, on the ‘One village, one dam’ initiative for the Northern regions, the Finance minister confirmed 200 dams have so far been completed with 560 dams at various stages of completion.

Source: Kwabena Nyarko Abronoma/

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