Government had defended its move to pay nursing training allowance.

Each trainee was paid 150 cedis, a move which has been described by the president of the midwives and nursing training association Godwin Akadzi as a vote buying gimmick.

But speaking to Space news, the PRO of the health ministry Tony Goodman said payment plans to pay the allowances have been in place for months adding that paying the mine on table top is common practice considering the amount.