The Member of Parliament (MP) for the North Tongu constituency in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has announced a new initiative to offer free accommodation to newly posted nurses and midwives in his constituency.
The initiative, which will run for one month, will provide newly posted nurses and midwives with free accommodation at three leading hotels in the constituency: Best Care Hotel in Battor, Royal Masito in Mepe, and KOYA Lodge in Juapong.
In addition to free accommodation, the nurses and midwives will also receive free laptops from the MP’s office.
Ablakwa said the initiative is aimed at providing a conducive welcome package for the nurses and midwives and to help them settle into their new jobs. He also said he hopes the initiative will help attract and retain health workers in the constituency.
“Ghana is facing a mass exodus of nurses who are leaving the country for better working conditions abroad,” Ablakwa said. “This initiative is a modest attempt to help address this problem.”
Ablakwa thanked the District Health Directorate and the management of the three hotels for their cooperation.
The initiative has been welcomed by the nurses and midwives who have been posted to the North Tongu constituency.
“This is a great gesture from the MP,” said one nurse. “It will really help us to settle in and get started on our jobs.”
Another nurse said, “I am grateful to the MP for this kind gesture. It will make a big difference in our lives.”
Ablakwa’s initiative is a welcome move that will help to improve the lives of nurses and midwives in the North Tongu constituency. It is also a positive step towards addressing the problem of the mass exodus of nurses from Ghana.
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