Members of the National Health Students’ Association of Ghana (NAHSAG) will this morning embark on a demonstration to protest the roll-out of the Heal Ghana module of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCO) initiative by government.
The association will also be joined by various health unions like the Ghana Nurse Midwives Trainees Association for the mass action as they fight the Heal Ghana module under (NaBCO) initiative, which they claim cannot serve their interest as professionals.
President Akufo-Addo last Tuesday launched the NABCO policy as part of plans by his administration to address the unemployment situation in the country.
The group thus is opposing attempts by government to enroll it members because, according to them, there are clear indications government will slow down any process of working out their financial clearance, following the roll-out of the NABCO programme.
Earlier, a leader of the Group, Richard Osei-Yeboah told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM that the Heal Ghana module will affect service delivery in the health sector, as a result of the imminent disparity in the conditions of service between NABco nurses and regular staff.
“The unemployed health personnel need financial clearance and posting, and not a three (3) year employment contract that will further compound the challenges at the sector,” he stressed on Kasapa on Thursday, 3 May 2018.
The demonstration will start at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and proceed through the principal streets of Accra and end at Accra Hearts of Oak Park, a release by the coalition said.