The Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated the commitment of the Ghanaian government to continue supplying nurses to Barbados as per the terms of a 2019 agreement between the two countries.
Bawumia made the statement during his participation in the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in Barbados on Saturday, September 3rd 2022.
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.
During his participation at the maiden AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in Barbados, Vice President Dr Bawumia revisited the partnership as he spoke about the need for people of African and Caribbean descent to have a renewed mindset shifted from that of impossibilities to a mindset of possibilities.
“During my participation in the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in Barbados I 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.” Dr Bawumia wrote of his submissions at the forum.
“I further, on the sidelines of the Forum held a meeting with the leadership of Ghanaian nurses assisting in healthcare delivery in Barbados as part of a bilateral arrangement between the governments of Ghana and Barbados.
“The government of Ghana will continue to support Barbados with the supply of nurses as per the agreement.” he added.