Govt’s plan to recruit 11K security personnel a ‘rogue move’ to appease youth – Ayariga

The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has stated that the government’s announcement to recruit 11,000 people into the various security agencies will be one of the greatest scandals in Ghana’s security history.

Mahama Ayariga in an interview with Channel One TV said the planned recruitment is tantamount to throwing crumbs to Ghana’s youth to appease the disgruntled public and urged that the move should be resisted.

“What is about to happen is potentially the greatest scandal in Ghana’s security sector recruitment history. This rogue exercise must be resisted.”

He said the government is only doing that out of fear that the recent unrest that happened in Kenya will also befall Ghana.

He further warned that the process which is likely not to be transparent may cause more agitations and public uproar.

“The refusal to use a fair and transparent process to carry out the recruitment might fuel more anger against the political class and so we must fight for the youth with no political connections in order for the youth to be given a fair and equal opportunity in the process.”

It was recently reported that the government would start clearing the backlog of applicants who had applied to join the various security agencies under the Interior Ministry, starting Monday, July 8, 2024.

The government was also accused of sharing slots with parliamentary candidates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Source: Kabah Atawoge

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