According to the agreement between the two countries, Barbados will continue to receive assistance from Ghana’s government in the form of nurses, according to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
On Friday, November 15, 2019, at Jubilee House, during the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Motley’s courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ghana and Barbados signed a contract for the hiring of nurses from Ghana.
“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.
When Ms. Motley visited the 6th March Independence Day event earlier this year, she mentioned that Barbados was anticipating the arrival of 200 more Ghanaian nurses.
She said that the nurses would supplement the island nation’s personnel requirements.
“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.
“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.”