The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has disclosed that all unemployed nurses and midwives will be posted by end of 2018.
According to the Minister, the Ministry has now received the financial clearance and therefore interviews and posting will start next two weeks.
Speaking at the mid-year performance review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Minister indicated that plans are far advanced to ensure the nurses are posted by the end of 2018.
He said the unemployed nurses will receive their appointment letters by the end of 2018.
His assurance follows a series of protests by the bonded nurses and midwives over government’s inability to offer them employment.
The Minister said “After pressure, we have got the financial clearance issued and we start looking at how quickly we can put them on payroll. That can be accommodated for this year. I think that by close of year we might have given appointment letters and we might have posted them.
“What we do not want to do is to post them and then for two months they will go and sit there without salary and then we create salary arrears. We do not want to do that…Now that we have gotten the financial clearance, next two weeks, we will start doing interviews and posting for them to get some job to do.”