GHANA: Government to send 375 nurses to work in Barbados

Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com | AI- Date: 15-06-2019
President Akufo-Addo with the Barbados PM Mia Amor Mottley
The President has, in principle, agreed to a request by the Barbados Prime Minister to send some 375 Ghanaian nurses to the Carribean Island to work in a number of their government medical facilities.

This came to the fore when President Nana Akufo-Addo and Mia Amor Mottley held bilateral talks on Friday June 14, in Bridgetown in Barbados after he paid a day’s working visit to the country.    

Addressing a press conference in the aftermath of the bilateral discussions, the Barbadian Prime Minister stated that “we have indicated that we are searching for just under 400 nurses, so it is not a small number, and we really do believe that this is a wonderful opportunity of co-operation between our two countries.”

She also noted that there was also an initial promise to secure the nurses and provide joint education programmes going forward, all in an attempt to secure Barbados’ healthcare sector.

He said once he gets back to Ghana, the PM will hear from him regarding the matter.

The discussions also touched on tourism and transportation, with the two countries agreeing to work on an air services agreement. This will establish direct air links between the two countries, so as to boost trade and people-to-people contact. 

As a demonstration of the close ties between Ghana and Barbados, the President expressed his commitment to the establishment of an Consulate in Barbados, with Barbados set to establish a High Commission in Accra by the end of 2019.

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