The vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said Ghana will continue to export nurses to Barbados. On Sunday, September 4, 2022, in Barbados, he attended the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum and made this known.
In 2019, the government of Ghana and Barbados signed an agreement to recruit nurses from Ghana. The agreement, which was signed on Friday, 15th November 2019, at Jubilee House, when Mia Mottley (Prime Minister of Barbados), paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of her official visit to Ghana saw the initial recruitment of over one hundred Ghanaian nurses.
At the Forum, the Vice President 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.”