Nursing trainees in three training colleges in the Upper East Region, have thanked President Nana Akufo-Addo for the restoration of their allowances.
Hundreds of the trainees held a procession on some principal streets of Bolgatanga with placards conveying their gratitude.
Speaking to Citi News, the trainee nurses said the restoration of their allowances is helping them to pay their schools fees and purchase learning materials for their studies.
One of the nursing students said “We nursing trainees in the Upper East Region are saying thank you to President Akufo-Addo for wiping our tears. We have been crying for this allowance because our school fees is very huge and this allowance will help us a lot.”
“The restoration of our allowance is very helpful because it wasn’t easy coping in school without the allowances, but now that the allowance has been restored, it is going to help us in our academics because we will use it to buy handouts and pay fees ” another student also stated.
“There is so much expenses in the nursing training colleges and the restoration of the allowance will help us pay practical apparatus, pay fees and handout”.
Mr. Filson Awankua, a potential contestant of the NPP Upper East Regional chairman position who joined the trainee nurses throughout the exercise, said the restoration of the allowances by President Nana Addo was apt.
Mr. Awankua explained that, the restoration has significantly reduced the burden of trainees and their parents particularly in the tree regions of the North in the payments of high fees charged at the nursing institutions.
“I am happy to join these trainee nurses to thank President Nana Addo for the restoration of their allowance. For those who said it wasn’t possible to restore these allowances, today they have been exposed because the president kept to his words and restoration of nursing and teacher training allowances have become a reality.”
By: Frederick Awuni.citifmonline.com/Ghana