The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has disclosed that Ghana will be sending some trained nurses to the United Kingdom per an agreement between the government and the UK.
According to the health minister, the government has had a bilateral agreement with the British Government to send Ghanaian trained Nurses to the United Kingdom (UK) in exchange for financial considerations.
Kwaku Agyemang Manu made this known on Monday, December 5, on the Floor of Parliament during the 2023 Budget debate.
“We are engaging with the government of the United Kingdom, and we are just about to sign a memorandum of the agreement after cabinet approval to begin to send nurses for training and work there and come back home after three years.”
“Ghana is going to benefit from the little money that the UK government will pass on. For every single nurse that goes away, when we finish the agreement, it is likely we will get over 1000 pounds to come and support the health system in Ghana. ”
Recall that Barbados received 200 more Ghanaian nurses in March after the two countries in 2019 signed an agreement for the recruitment of nurses from Ghana.