A police team led by the Accra Regional Operations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Chief Superintendent Kwasi Ofori, on Monday night chased away picketing nursing assistants at the Health Ministry.
The unemployed health professionals, numbering about 200, had planned to spend the night at the ministry to drum home their point for immediate employment. However, their night was cut short as the police team dispersed them.
According to Supt Kwasi Ofori, the nursing assistants were breaching the Public Order law and that they had to be dispersed to preserve public decency.
Two of the protesters got injured after fleeing the police onslaught.
The nurses are demanding immediate posting after completing school two years ago. They resorted to picketing at the ministry following failed attempts to reach a compromise with government over the years.