Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has dismissed claims by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu that government is making secret recruitment into the security services.
The Minority Leader at a press conference on Friday alleged that about 1,600 Army, Police, and Immigration recruits are currently undergoing training without due process.
The Tamale South MP cautioned that a future NDC administration will review such recruitments with the view of ensuring only the qualified persons are retained adding that the sector ministers will be summoned to answer questions on the floor.
“How come that for 2018, 2019 and 2020 there’s no official public recruitment advertised serving notice to Ghanaian citizens to prepare themselves for recruitment into these important state institutions and agencies. The Ghana Armed Forces I’m told there’s some training going on, the Ghana Police there’s some training going on between Tesano and Pwalugu in Bolgatanga.”
But Hon. Ambrose Dery in response stated that no recent recruitment has been done and urged the public to disregard the claims made by the Minority Leader.
“There’s no ongoing recruitment, there was a recruitment that the processes were complied with before the COVID-19 pandemic. But because of the pandemic schools were closed down and all successful candidates were made to stay at home. On the reopening of schools starting with final year students in the university the training schools of the security agencies were involved so those successful candidates from that recruitment before the pandemic were asked to report.”