GRNMA suspends planned strike over verification fee increment

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The Ghana Registered Nurses Association has halted its proposed nationwide service withdrawal.

This decision comes after the National Nurses and Midwifery Council previously endorsed an increase in the verification fee for nurses and midwives seeking licensure, raising it from GHC 550 to GHC 3000. This decision aimed to mitigate the departure of nurses and midwives from the country.

The decision sparked outrage among registered nurses and midwives, who threatened nationwide strike in protest against the increment.

However, the Nurses and Midwifery Council, in a statement dated March 26, 2023, announced the suspension of the fee increment pending review and consultation.

Following this development, the President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo announced to the media that the association has suspended its plan to initiate the strike action.

“In view of this decision by the NMV board, the National council of the Ghana registration Nurses and Midwives and Association at its sitting today, 27th March 2024 has equally taken a decision to halt it roadway of action in protest against the increased verification fees”

She also expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting, pointing out that any adjustment in fees would necessitate parliamentary approval after discussions at the board level.

“This meeting has led to an understanding that there is a need to reduce the fee. All parties clearly understand this, and it is positive progress for us. Ultimately, Parliament will need to approve any new fee reached through discussions at the board level.”

Speaking with Univers News, some nurses expressed satisfaction with the council’s intention to reduce the increased fees for license verification.

“I feel good, I feel happy that they’ve decided to reduce it, it was too much!”

“ I feel that the decision to reduce it is a good one, its a great step to actually help us because not all of us have money to register for license verification”

“It would greatly benefit nurses and midwives, allowing us to work in various locations and access better services and benefits.”

“Nurses will get the chance to travel outside to gain some experiences so that we can come down and effect our experiences in our practice here in the country.”


Story by: Geliel Naa-Norley Kutorkor Kotey |


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