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“This NABCO thing is giving us sleepless night” – Unemployed nurses

Graduate nurses who are yet to be employed by government are worried if government decides to peg their hope to the recently launched Nation Builders Corp, NABCO.

According to some of the graduate nurses who spoke to Awake News, the policy which one will expert to be a good news for many unemployed graduates is given them a sleepless night. 

“Infact, this NABCO thing is giving us sleepless night”.

“God forbid if government happens to employ us under this their so call NABCO”

“We will not take this”

The Nation Builders Corps, NABCO was launched last week by government to provide a 3 year contract to unemployed graduates with monthly allowance of GHc700.00. The module which was initiated by the previous government under the Youth Employment Agency, YEA  has been repacked, separated from the YEA and launched.

According to them, the policy does not favour them as it denies them many benefits enjoyed by their colleagues already employed by government through the nurses recruitment process.

Speaking earlier to Awake News, in an interview, Mr. Akugri Rashid Asuntaba, the Press Secretary of the Coalition of Unemployed Nurses has explained that the policy will only give them temporal engagement of three years which will even end up locking them from taking any other opportunity and prevent them from getting those benefits both financial and self development as it’s being enjoyed by their colleagues already employed by government.

According to him, nurses that are employed in the government sector with certificate takes salary between GHc1,000 and GHc1,200 whiles those employed with diploma takes close to GHc1,500 per month.

He reveled that any nurse that has serve the nation for about 2-3 years enjoyed study leave and also training workshops that helps them in their professional career.

Mr. Asuntaba further revealed that during the cause of their duty as nurses dealing with the lives of human beings, there are times that they face legal issues in line of duty which when the legal issues arise, the Nurses and Midwifery Council supports with services of lawyers.

However, being a nurse under the NABCO programme will deny them of all these benefits.

“Now, if a nurse enrolls on their programme, which association will they belong to or how will they by called – NABCO Nurses?” He quizzed.

Source: AwakeAfrica.com | Efo Korsi Senyo

About Efo Korsi Senyo

Efo Korsi Senyo has over 4 years experience working as investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Head of Awake Investigates. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003

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