THE President, Nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo, yesterday fulfilled one of the campaign promises he made to restore midwives and nursing trainee allowances.

The restoration of the allowance marks the fulfillment of government’s determination to walk the talk after it promised to bring back the allowances that was scrapped by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

Indeed, yesterday would go down as a very happy day in the lives of midwives and nursing trainees for the simple reason that the reinstatement would bring to them great economic relief.

Additionally, their parents as well as Ghanaians are going to be relieved of a burden that they would have carried had the allowances not been restored.

Although parents and the trainees have every reason to be thankful to the government, Ghanaians must also commend the government for the bold decision to restore the allowances.

The restoration of the allowances, even though political, must be seen in general terms as going to serve the interest of all Ghanaians and as another manifestation of promises made by the government to Ghanaians.

The decision to restore the allowances must no longer be seen as a partisan political decision, but a decision in the best interest of the country.

The Ghanaian Times would like to join all well-meaning Ghanaians in commending the government for restoring the allowance which is going to facilitate the smooth training of nurses for the country.

We hope that with the goodwill shown by the government towards the training of nurses, it would translate into the training of professional nurses who would serve the country with all their hearts.

We urge the government, in addition to the restoration of the allowances, to also through its agencies resolve all issues relating to the employment of trained nurses in the country.

It would be sad that having supported the trainees with allowances to be trained to become nurses, the country would turn its back on them by not facilitating their employment both in the public and private sector.

We urge for the resolution of the numerous unresolved cases of nurses who are seeking employment and currently at home.

It would do the country a whole lot of good if all the stakeholders found a way to employ all trained nurses, so that they can render their professional service to their countrymen and women.

Once again, we salute the government for restoring the allowance for the trainee nurses.

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