I will unify GRNMA – Dr Ofei

By Godfred A. Polkuu, GNA

Bolgatanga,
Oct. 19, GNA – Dr Adelaide Maria Ansah Ofei, a Presidential Aspirant for the
Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has appealed to
delegates of the Association to vote for her to ensure a formidable and united
Association.

“I am for
unity, my vision is to bring about a robust, unified Association that believes
in the contribution of every nurse in Ghana, and will value what everybody will
bring on board so that at the end of the day every nurse will feel
appreciated.”

She said if
members of the Association who formed the majority of the population of the
health care system were united, the GRNMA would be able to fight and make their
living conditions better.

Dr Ofei who is
a lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the University of Ghana,
Legon, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in
Bolgatanga, the Upper East Region, as part of her strategies to reach out to
delegates and members of the Association with her campaign message.

According to
her, the welfare of nurses and midwives was of paramount importance and if
voted as President of the Association, she would ensure effective management of
the assets the Association acquired over the years.

Dr Ofei said
she would work to ensure “Accountability and transparency, frequent auditing
and make the outcome available so that members will know how their monies are
used.”

She said nurses
and midwives needed training programmes to renew their Professional
Identification Numbers (PIN) every year, and gave the assurance that her
administration, if voted as President, would ensure that periodic training
programmes were organised for members of the Association.

She noted that
such trainings, which would be facilitated by members of the GRNMA, would not
only afford them the opportunity to renew their PINs, but would boost their
knowledge and expose them to changing trends in the nursing and midwifery
profession.

Dr Ofei said as
part of her plans for the Association if given the nod, she would among other
plans, advocate and pursue the restoration of tax exemptions on imported
vehicles for the nurses and midwives which were abolished some time ago.

“All these
things I am talking about, I have timelines to make sure that at least at the
end of my tenure if I’m not able to do them, I can be held accountable,” she
said.

The Presidency
position of the Association’s National Executive election scheduled for
November 2019, is being contested by Dr Ofei and Mrs Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo,
while the First Vice President’s position is between Mr Kwame Adinkra Amo and
Mr Samuel Alagkora Akolgo.

Mr Daniel
Attah-Tuffour and Mr Anthony Agamba are eying the Second Vice Presidency Position.

The position of
the General Secretary is contested by Mr Reuben Aren-Eng Azie and Mr David
Tenkorang-Twum, Mr Michael Narh, Madam Mabel Kissiwah Asafo and Mr Anthony
Sopaal are contesting for the Assistant General Secretary’s position, Mr Joseph
Wolimmor Krampah and Mr Douglas Adu-Fokuo are both eying the Public Relations
Officer (PRO) position.

Mr Philimon
Gyapong and Madam Rejoice Afi Ocloo are seeking the Assistant PRO position; Mr
Tirah Haruna, Madam Ohenewah Yeboah and Mr Moses Rebertso Anyigba are going for
the National Treasurer position, while the Assistant National Treasurer
position is contested between Madam Haphsheitu Yahaya and Madam Irene
Mensah-Jacobs.

GNA

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