Nurses hope for rapport with new Health minister
Swaziland Nurses Association President Bheki Mamba said he had nothing much to say about the new Cabinet as it was not elected by the people.
He stated that the majority of the ministers were those who were appointed not Members of Parliament elected by people during the recent elections.
Mamba believed that the appointed legislators who are now ministers carry fewer mandates from electorates. “If you can recall how they conducted themselves during Sibaya or even when they met the King at Mandvulo; they raised little things which suggest they would serve the interest of the people,” Mamba expanded.
He said t he t wo f or ums gave Parliamentarians an opportunity to mention how they would revive the ailing economy. Mamba also mentioned that he does not know new Health Minister Lizzy Nkosi’s background but mentioned that the main challenge in the ministry was shortage of drugs, equipment, staff as well as patient’s food. He said the association would wait for the minister’s policy and they are keen to see if she would consult with workers as she revives the ministry.