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AUDIO: Dr. Bawumia speaks to Voltarians: hints of restoration of Scrapped teacher & Nursing trainees’ allowances

Dr. Bawumia in the studios of Volta Premier FM

The running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)for the 2016 general elections, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday, April 17, 2015 granted an interview to Ho Polytechnic campus based radio station, Volta Premier FM  as part of  his familiarization visit to the Volta region.

The interview conducted by Rustum Gameli Senorgbe touched on a wide scope of issues including the NPP electoral fortunes in the region, which is the ‘world bank’ of their opponent, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Dr. Bawumia Also revealed during the interview that, the NPP will restore allowances for teacher and nursing trainees, when it wins the 2016 elections.
The NDC government in 2013 scrapped off and nursing trainees’ allowances in order to increase enrolment into the colleges. The allowances is subsequently replaced with the student loan scheme, to the displeasure of many of the trainees

According to the NPP vice presidential candidate, the reasons given by the current NDC government for scrapping the allowances is untenable, since the education and health sectors are crucial for the nation’s development.

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