Trained nurses picket Parliament ahead of mid-year budget, demanding urgent employment
Some aggrieved trained nurses picket Parliament ahead of the mid-year budget.The Nurses have picketed at the Parliament House ahead of the presentation of the 2022 Mid-year budget review by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
The aggrieved nurses who can be described as unemployed youth say they have now become a burden to their families. They added that they are fed up, after three years of sitting at home without any job to the shame of their parents who labored to see them through school.
Why are the Trained nurses picketing Parliament ahead of mid-year budget
According to the group, having to picket at the premises of Parliament is their last resort to get government to hear their plea after nearly three years of prolonged silence by their employers.
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“We don’t understand why we have accessed the portal together with the diploma and degree students and we are still in the house. The degree holders are at post and the diploma holders too are at post but we are still in the house.
“Right now, we are burdens to our families. Some of them are thinking that we failed our exams, which is not so,” they told JoyNews reporter, Michael Papanii Asharley on Monday.
The mid-year budget which have been delayed due to the IMF team that came to town will be presented by the finance Minister today.
His presentation is expected to include the country’s decision to go to the International monetary fund.