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Newly graduated nurses and midwives defy heavy downpour to demand employment and allowances

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Members of the Rotational Nurses and Midwifery Association, along with Graduate Unemployed Nurses and Midwives, took to the streets of Accra to express their dissatisfaction with the government’s failure to provide financial clearance for nine months, hindering their chances of gaining permanent employment since 2020.

Despite the heavy rain, these nurses and midwives remained steadfast in their advocacy for better working conditions.

The protest began at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital and proceeded to the Ministry of Health, where the demonstrators presented their grievances. Among them was Karen Appiah, a 28-year-old mother and unemployed nurse, who has been waiting for job opportunities since 2020 in hopes of securing a better future for herself and her child. Atta Asante, the Secretary of the Unregistered Nurses and Midwives Association, revealed that some have resorted to illegal mining activities for survival.

The group eventually made their way to Parliament House, where they handed over their petition to Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Ebenezer Djietror. With over 75,000 graduate unemployed nurses and midwives struggling to find employment four years after completing their education, the urgency of their situation is palpable nationwide.

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