|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 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.