The Ghanaian government and the British government will soon reach a bilateral agreement to send nurses with Ghanaian training to the UK in exchange for financial benefits, according to Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu.
This will be similar to an existing agreement with Barbados, where he claimed Ghanaian nurses excel, according to Mr. Agyemang Manu.
On Monday, December 5, during the discussion of the 2023 Budget on the House Floor, the lawmaker representing Dormaa Central made this known.
After receiving cabinet clearance, we are going to sign a memorandum of understanding with the British government to start sending nurses there for training, employment, and return home after three years.
“The small amount of money that the UK government will give to Ghana will be useful. When the arrangement is completed, we will probably receive more than 1000 pounds for each nurse who leaves to support the Ghanaian healthcare system.
In March, Barbados welcomed 200 additional Ghanaian nurses to help with the island nation’s workforce requirements.
The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Motley, thanked the government for providing assistance to her nation’s health sector in a speech.
A contract for the hiring of nurses from Ghana was signed by Barbados 2019 and Ghana.
Over 100 Ghanaian nurses were initially hired as a result of the arrangement, which was signed at the Jubilee House when Mia Mottley paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during her official visit to Ghana.
Concerns had been raised about the relocation because it had been believed that the nurses may have been better integrated into Ghana’s Health Service.