Over 70 graduates of the various campuses of the Ghana School of Hygiene on Monday besieged the premises of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to demand postings to various health facilities across the country.
The graduates, numbering over one thousand say they have not been posted since 2011.
They say they will keep picketing at Ministry’s premises until government announces their postings.
One of the affected graduates, Prince Dzamado told Citi News they will not leave the area until they receive positive assurance.
He said, “we came here purposely to ask if our services are still relevant to government and if it does then what measures are there to post us.”
Prince Dzamado demanded that “we need a fixed date because we are tired of hearing promises since 2011.”
He explained that several meetings with the Chief Director at the Ministry have not yielded positive results adding that “he [Chief Director] said that they have done all things within their realms to negotiate with the Ministry of Finance and that they have submitted our budget but feedback has not been given to them yet.”
Prince Dzamado lamented that such “has been the story we’ve been hearing all these while. So we are saying that, just promises are not enough to convince us. So we are still around waiting for something more positive.”
“Should we get a definite answer, we will hold that and plan towards,” he added.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana