You should be angry at the non refundable taxes used to buy two vehicles for each minister; Afia Pokua angrily declares


The average gross pay of a Ghanaian nurse is 2,674 cedis, give or take a few hundreds, so let’s make it 3,000 cedis. Some of these nurses travel long distances to get to their places of work, having in some cases to take 2 or 3 vehicles, and transiting for about 2 hours to get to work.

At work, quite a few lack the most basic amenities to work with, that could save lots of lives. Back in the heady single spine days, a few were privileged to have incentives that could allow them to buy small cars below 1.8 liters cubic capacity duty free. Not car loans ooo, just to get the cars duty free. It was scrapped for whatever reasons.

Today, God forbid, but if a parliamentarian or other Article 71 holder is in a health emergency, they expect a fully motivated nurse to assist in quick first aid to save the V8 driving, hazard light toting big man or woman to save them without the right complement of oxygen, defibrillators, emergency blood and ICU care or be blamed as being negligent, useless and stupid.

Yet, the amortization of the same loans for which they will flaunt over us, after spending huge sums of money on primaries and campaigning, is still more than TWICE THE GROSS PAY OF THE AVERAGE NURSE.

Add that to the fact that since 2015, only about 3,000 car loans have been given to individuals from ALL BANKS in Ghana, talk less of the 22,000 plus nurses in the system.

But hey, we talk too much.

The population of psychiatric nurses has diminished by a significant margin since covid because a lot of them have emigrated to the UK and other countries.

Quite a few at Pantang hospital have left to the UK leading to a shortfall in nurses available. Yet, even their safety to work has not been guaranteed because people who have encroached on hospital land are assaulting them on their way to work.

Afia Pokua vim lady has written on her Facebook page expressing her dissatisfaction at the loans given to our ministers.

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