The National Youth Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, popularly known as Nana B, has said former President John Dramani Mahama’s recent assurance on trainee teachers and nurses allowances vindicates President Nana Akufo-Addo.
While speaking during one of his interactive digital conversations on Sunday, June 7, 2020, dubbed ‘Let’s talk with JM’, Mr. Mahama, said his government won’t cancel the allowances should he be elected as President in the upcoming elections.
Nana B in a press statement on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, said, Mahama’s U-turn on the issue smacks of deception.
The issue of allowances for trainees was a major campaign issue prior to the 2016 general elections.
The then NDC government in 2014 scrapped allowances of trainee teachers and nurses despite intense pressure on the government to rescind such decision.
Mahama at the time insisted that the decision allowed his government to expand various health and educational infrastructure in the country as well as remove the restrictions on admissions to the various training institutions.
The NPP government, however, restored the allowances after winning the 2016 polls.