The Northern Region chapter of Graduate Unemployed Nurses and Midwives Association (GUNMA) have hit the streets of Tamale to demand their immediate employment.

They want government to approve clearance for them to be employed.

They number over 7,500 made up of 2020, 2021 and 2022 batches who are yet to be employed.

The group lament, the situation is affecting their livelihood.

Wearing red arm bands and wielding placards with different inscriptions, members of the group marched through the principal streets of Tamale to register their dissatisfaction, primarily with the government, over failure to grant financial clearance and secure permanent employment.

The group asserts that qualified nurses and midwives remain unemployed, while the government and its agencies have overlooked them in favour of employing unqualified individuals, such as senior high school graduates, who undergo minimal training to practice in healthcare wards.

Ghana’s Unemployment Rate increased to 3.92% in Dec 2023, from the previously reported figure of 3.87% in Dec 2022.

President Akufo-Addo in his latest State of the Nation Address failed to touch on issues of unemployment in the country.

The group have vowed to stage a series of demonstrations until their demands are met.


Source: 3news

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