A former Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Bright Oduro has said the GH¢100 Police recruitment forms is on the low side.
His response follows a concern raised by Ghanaian actor cum politician John Dumelo who argued that the security services are fleecing the Ghanaian youth by selling recruitment forms to them at GH¢100, describing it as unfair.
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Ghana Police Service and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are currently selling their recruitment forms to enlist qualified applicants into these security services.
The forms for each of these services is being sold at GH¢100.
Mr Dumelo said many young people have been sending him messages daily requesting financial help from him to purchase any of the forms.
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But speaking with Kofi Oppong Asamoah on Class91.3FM’s Class Morning Show, COP Oduro said, “The GH¢100 is even I think on the low side”.
Explaining his stance, he said, “these large numbers that have applied for the police cannot all be handled in Accra here, so I’m sure wherever you are, the region from which you applied, you’ll have to attend body selection and officers are going there to do body selection and to screen and vet them and I’m sure it is part of this charge that they are going to use.”
“I don t know whether they [police] are not being given some subventions or they are not being given money to run some of these things because all these things should come from central government and I don’t know if they have not been given money, so, if they have not been given money for this kind of recruitment process then, of course, they need to fund, they need to find means of doing this themselves and so part of this money I’m sure is going to be used to cater for the officers or the police teams that will go round the country to do the screening, or vetting or recruitment…”