The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has secured financial clearance for 1,174 graduates from the Schools of Hygiene to be employed by the Local Government Service.
The ministry says the recruitment process, which begun in June, 2020, is scheduled to come to a close by end of October, 2020.
This was contained in a signed release dated Thursday, August 20 and sighted by Angelonline.com.gh.
The Sanitation Ministry assured that, “by which time [end of October] all the 1,174 Graduates, constituting the backlog of graduates from 2010 to 2019, would have been engaged and working in the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies”.
The statement follows picketing by final year students of the three Schools of Hygiene at the premises of the Sanitation Ministry on Monday August 17, 2020.
The protesting students had blamed the president of reneging on his promise to pay their allowances and give them preferential treatment by transferring them from the Health Ministry to Sanitation Ministry.
“ln fact, as we speak, a good number of them have already been issued their Appointment Letters and subsequently posted to start work in the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies as Environmental Health Officers”, the statement read.
The Ministry also noted that it has undertaken some infrastructural developments in all the schools.
It cited the following examples: construction of a hostel block with ancillary facilities at the Ho School; rehabilitation of dormitory blocks, dining hall and Kitchen at the Tamale School; and construction of a three storey classroom block at Accra.
The ministry further assured the students that, the Finance Ministry is preparing to pay them, and therefore, advised students to go back and take their examinations.