514 Environmental Health Graduates Still Not Posted
Even at a time sanitation and hygiene issues have become major concerns to health experts in the Upper East Region, some 514 Environmental Health Assistants, comprising 2011 and 2012 graduates of the School of Hygiene in the region, are still sitting at home without postings.
After submitting two letters to the Office of the President and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, calling on them to expedite action on their postings, the 2011 and 2012 graduates of the Environmental Health Assistants School in the Upper East Region, this week held a press conference in Bawku to reiterate their call on the President to expedite action on their postings.
The government established the Ho and Tamale Schools of hygiene, through the Ministry of Health, with the core mandate of training professional environmental health assistants.
This, the government hoped would go a long way to educate the people of Ghana on sanitation and hygiene related diseases, and how to prevent them, as well as help monitor the effective maintenance of clean water and environment.
Unfortunately, after their successful training and certification, which qualifies them as Environmental Heath Assistants, the 514 graduates in the Upper East Region are currently at home without places of work.
Interestingly, all these people were trained with the taxpayer’s hard earned money, yet, the purpose of their training has had no positive impact on the Ghanaians, at least for now.
Mr. Abode Ibrahim, spokesperson for the graduates of the School of Hygiene in the Upper East Region, told reporters they were getting frustrated, and called on the government to do something about the situation.
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