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Times are hard, but govt won’t cancel nursing, teacher trainee allowances, – Sammi Awuku

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Campaign aide to the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, Sammi Awuku, has affirmed that despite financial challenges, the government will uphold the allowances for nursing and teacher trainees.

This assurance was reiterated by the Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), who acknowledged the government’s fiscal constraints but underscored the importance of these allowances in supporting the education and training of nurses and teachers.

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The statement comes amidst complaints from some trainee nurses who have yet to receive their allowances.

In an interview on Eyewitness News on Citi FM with Umaru Sanda Amadu, Mr. Awuku assured that these allowances would be maintained, even under the potential presidency of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

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Additionally, he affirmed the continuity of the Free Senior High School (SHS) program.

Awuku also disclosed the government’s efforts to settle its arrears for trainee nurses, demonstrating a commitment to addressing the concerns of those affected.

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“In the face of the extreme challenge that we face, this government is still determined that the nursing training allowance that was restored will stay. The teacher trainee allowance that was restored will stay and stay even in the Bawumia government.”

“The free SHS will stay. I think it is a couple of months or so that we are in arrears and I can confidently say that just as the Vice President also indicated, together with the Ministry of Finance we are making sure that these candidates, these young adults, get to be paid their full benefits before they say goodbye to school,” he stated.

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