The Health Ministry says it is unable to give a timeline at which nurses who are picketing the Ministry for jobs will be posted.

This comes after scores of unemployed nurses who completed in 2016 picketed the Health Ministry on Monday and Tuesday morning demanding jobs.

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, however, does not know when the picketers will be posted because the Finance Ministry has not finished the financial clearance exercise.

“I don’t control financing…so if I tell you I can give benchmarks, I don’t think I will be getting it right,” Mr. Agyemang Manu told Joy News.

He added that the completion of that process will pave the way for their engagement with the government agency.

“…I came back from a meeting yesterday to meet them picketing and no amount of talk will convince them to leave…,” the Minister added.

Responding to whether he had assured the picketing nurses earlier, Mr. Agyeman Manu said "yes but before you completed and were assured, some people have been assured earlier, and we have to deal with them first.”

Background

Scores of unemployed nurses who completed government institutions in 2016 picketed the Health Ministry Monday and Tuesday for jobs.

They alleged they were beaten by the police and dispersed on Monday.

The nurses are picketing in protest of the Ministry prioritizing some nurses who completed private institutions over them, although most of them [private] completed in 2012.

 

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