Students of the Ghana School of Hygiene are set to receive payment of their long-awaited allowances after the leadership of the Schools met Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah over their unpaid allowances.
The students, earlier this week, picketed the Ministry of Sanitation over their unpaid allowances which have been accumulated over a period of 30 months.
The protesting students indicated that their allowances have been scrapped without justification, despite the restoration of allowances for other nursing students.
The Minister of Sanitation has however given an assurance that enough funds have been allocated for disbursement for these students.
Speaking to Univers News, SRC President of the Korle-Bu School of Hygiene, Freeheart Owusu Ampomah, added that before the Finance Ministry gives the financial clearance, they must ensure that data of the various Schools of Hygiene are intact to facilitate the process of payment.
“The Sanitation Minister told us she received a call from the Finance Minister saying that the budget is ready. But there have problems with the whole School of Hygiene data, some students have issues with their bank and e-zwich details because they are not intact. So the leadership should go and collate this data and bring it to her on Friday 21st August 2020 or Monday 24th to be given to the finance ministry to sign the clearance form for the leadership,” he explained.
According to him, their protest is yielding results, yet, until the clearance is ready and allowances are paid, they will not be satisfied.
“The protest is yielding result but we will not be satisfied until the clearance is ready and are allowance paid because that is what we are fighting for before we can be satisfied,” he said.
Story by: Diana Nutsugah | universnewsroom.com