The Ministry of Health (MOH) has been given financial clearance to recruit 11,226 degree and diploma nurses and midwives who have completed their one-year mandatory rotation, the Health Minister announced on Thursday
The Finance Ministry in a statement copied to the Minister for Health sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh indicated only nurses and midwives who are due for permanent employment will be considered for recruitment into service.
“The emoluments of the 11, 226 degree and diploma nurses to be recruited should be charged against the compensation of employees vote of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2021 annual estimates
The Ministry is to ensure the nurses have their documents processed in time and placed on the mechanized payroll to enable Controller and Accountant General’s Departmenteffect payment of the salaries,” the released stated.
The effective date of the appointed degree and diploma nurses the Ministry of Finance has told the Health Minister should not be early than December 1, 2021, adding that the financial clearance expires December 31, 2022.
“The Controller and Accountant General is requested to effect the payment of their salaries and make appropriate deductions of social security and income to SSNIT and Domestic Tax Division of Ghana Revenue Authority,” it added.
In a related development, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed the central government this year will recruit a total of 40,000 teachers including non-teaching staff into the Ghana Education Service (GES).
“Since 2017, the government has recruited 93,000 teachers but this year alone the Ghana Education Service is hoping to recruit some 40,000 more teachers and non-teaching staff to further ease congestion in our schools,” he stated
The impending 2021 teachers recruitment the Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana representative at the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) award ceremony said will help reclaim teaching and learning for human-centred recovery.