Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the government of Ghana will continue to support Barbados with the supply of nurses as per the agreement between the two counties.
Ghana and Barbados signed an agreement for the recruitment of nurses from Ghana on Friday, 15th November 2019, at Jubilee House, when the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Motley paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“We thank you the government of the people of Ghana for that most generous gesture, and we are heartened that they have made a huge difference to our public healthcare system, so much so that we have completed an interview for another 200 nurses to come to Barbados in the near future,” Ms. Mottley said after the signing agreement.
Earlier this year, when Ms Motley attended the Independence Day ceremony on 6th March, she said Barbados was expecting to receive 200 more Ghanaian nurses.
She said the nurses were to complement the staffing needs of the island country.
“I stand here on your Independence Day to thank the people of Ghana for being able to support us in our need for nurses, with the first 95 nurses having gone to Barbados in July 2020.”
Dr Bawumia during his participation in the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in Barbados on Sunday September 4 said he emphasized the need for people of African and Caribbean descent to have a renewed mindset shifted from that of impossibilities to a mindset of possibilities.
“Both Africa and the Caribbean have many advantages to leverage for accelerated development and the emancipation of their citizens but it is only when we have a determined can-do spirit that we can realize our dreams.