The Convention People’s Party (CPP) is leading a campaign against the government for selling forms to Ghanaian youths aspiring to be recruited into the various state agencies.
The opposition party founded by Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah has said it will drag the government to court if by September 21 government fails to make an express statement banning the practice that has been in existence for years.
“The state has no business extorting money from poor youth seeking to serve the government. This nonsense must stop. These youths are already struggling. If this does not stop, that spirit of patriotism to serve the nation will not be part of them when they get the job,” Nana Asempa, a Director for Media Affairs told Prime News on Wednesday, September 1.
The CPP held a press conference on Wednesday following reports that desperate unemployed young Ghanaians are joining long queues at banks or on parks as part of a gruesome process to get enlisted in the various security agencies.
Since the Ghana Police Service, Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service, and the Prisons Service announced their intention to enlist through adverts on a myriad of platforms, the queues at the GCB bank, for instance, have gotten longer.
For many of these agencies, potential recruits are expected to purchase a registration form for GHS100 at GCB bank to initiate the process.
The GHS100 fee charged the aspiring youths has already drawn critical comments from a section of the public.
Speaking to Prime News, Nana Asempa, who is attached to the office of the Chairperson and Leader of the party, Nana Frimpongmaa, said the charging of fees is pervasive and not restricted to the security agencies.
He said while it has remained underreported, even nurses, teachers, and some civil service institutions charge some form of registra
By Nana Asempa – prime News