Some aggrieved Members of the Ghana Registered Nursed and Midwives Association (GRNMA) are up in arms against the leadership of the Association, demanding full accountability for their monies and levies they have collected so far.
According to them, failure to do so will culminate in their refusal to accept and pay new levies being rolled out by the leadership of the Association.
The aggrieved Members argue that the Association’s Assistant National General Secretary, Eric Cannor Apperkon championed the discussion for a hike in the levies for nurses in the country, making a strong case and justifying why the levies must be increased.
But they are still at a loss as to how an amount 4 million Ghana Cedis lodged in the Association’s account in 2016, reduced to 1.8 million Ghana Cedis in 2017, an indication of the loss of a whopping 2.2 million Ghana cedis.
‘’In the light of the current financial behaviour of the union leadership, therefore, it becomes a mockery to the intelligence of the common Ghanaian nurse to accept to pay more for levies when there is no proper accounting to show for previous use of their contributions, and where leadership cannot be held accountable for their indiscretions or misappropriations’’ they opined.
They added that ‘’certainly, these observations beg many questions: Are the leadership of GRNMA stealing from nurses? Are they being compelled to raise levies to free themselves from misappropriating nurses’ money, or from unauthorized loans taken on nurses’ contributions? Why are they disregarding the concerns of the masses to raise nurses’ levies? Are there full income-expenditure statements and audited reports on the financials of the association over the period at all? Until there is full disclosure on these, the safety of nurses in Ghana under the GRNMA cannot be guaranteed’’.
They also want an absolute review of the constitution of the GRNMA to ensure that proper financial accounting provisions are embedded in it to guarantee and ensure the security and protection of the contributions of Ghanaian nurses.
More to come on this developing story