Former President John Dramani Mahama has told student nurses and unemployed health professionals he will create more jobs for them and employ them should he be re-elected as the president of Ghana again.
His pledge comes after series of demonstrations that have been staged against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government since it took over from the erstwhile NDC government.
The former president who is touring the country to seek to be elected as the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), said this when he was addressing a group of student nurses of the Nalerigu Nursing Training College at Nalerigu in the Northern Region when they mobbed his convoy.
Mr Mahama said before he was voted out of power, his government had the intention to build health facilities in every district to set a foundation to create room for more nurses and other health workers to be employed.
The former president added that the next NDC government would dialogue with the nurses about the best way in dealing with the unemployment.
Mr Mahama also pledged that his government will continue with the expansion of health facilities across the country to accommodate all nurses.
“If you don’t create new opportunities for health workers by building new facilities, then you cannot employ them…,” he said. “We will continue the process that we started of expanding hospitals, building new hospitals and creating opportunities for our health workers to tackle employment”.
He, therefore, asked the students to vote out the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) that he said has brought untold hardships into the country after making a lot of promises to Ghanaians.