It was quite a spectacle on TV3's "The Key Points" show this morning when two Legislators, Honorable Joseph Kpemka from the Tempane constituency and Honorable Alhassan Suhuyini met in the studio to discuss some topical issues in the country including the "do-or-die" statement by former President Mahama and the "Agenda 111" by the current administration.
Issues have been raised about the employment modules of human resources when the 111 District hospitals are completed because there are a number of health personnel who still remain unemployed years after completing their training
In the course of the program, Joseph Kpemka made a strong argument that the current administration has done more in the health sector as compared to the erstwhile Mahama administration. He reiterated that the NPP has employed more health personnel since they came to power in 2016. He further reiterated that the current administration posted 2016, 2017, and 2018 batch of nurses. He said the previous administration failed to post and as a result, there were backlogs they had to clear when they came to power. He also mentioned that some are going to be posted this year and the coming year.
" Government is equally committed to training nurses and more doctors to make sure these professionals would be able to manage the facilities very well. You can all the magnificent buildings but if you do not have the professionals to manage, they become white elephants and eventually fade away", he said.
Reacting to the claims by Honorable Joseph Kpemka, the Tamale North Legislator indicated that the NDC government made conscious efforts to make facilities available in order to be able to employ the high number of professionals who come out of school every year because the professionals always outnumber the available infrastructures.
Responding further to claims by Joseph Kpemka, he said; " When my brother boasts that his government posted 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 batch of nurses, did they post them to their farms or homes? They posted them to facilities they didn't construct because we were training people who come out of these facilities and needed to work. And so those facilities were not built in isolation. So the point must be made that it was not an agenda to construct the facilities alone but it was also mindful of the human resource part".
Honorable Suhuyini also revealed on the show that the IMF freeze on employment did not include the health and education sector and that the NPP has been peddling falsehood all along.
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