I cancelled nurses trainee allowance to build more infrastructure – Ex President Mahama

Former President and Flagbearer of opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr. John Mahama has said that he cancelled the nurses trainee allowance and used the money to build more infrastructure for health sector.

According to him, although it was a tough decision for him to take, he needed to do so for the betterment of the country.

Speaking to students of Sehwi Wiaso Nurses Training College, John Dramani Mahama stated that “When we tried to explain the reason why we were replacing your allowances with student loans, people did not understand us. What we wanted to do was build more CHPS compounds, more hospitals, and more health facilities, more health centres so that when you come out you can get work to do that was our intention. But some people took political advantage of it and said they would continue to pay the allowances because they could”.

“Today I’m told that those in their 2nd year have never seen their allowances. My younger sisters and younger brothers, I’m standing on your behalf here to remind Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that the students of Sefwi Wiaso Nursing Training College say that they are waiting for their allowances because you promised you could pay,” he added.

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