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Majority hits back at Minority over party recruitment into Security Agencies

Majority hits back at Minority over party recruitment into Security Agencies

By Edzorna Francis Mensah

Majority in Parliament has taken a strong view of unsubstantiated allegations to the effect that the Government is secretly recruiting Party members into the Security agencies ahead of the December 7, election.

At a news conference in Accra, the Deputy Majority and MP for Asokwa, Patricia Appiagyei said, the claims by Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Minority Leader “are a deliberate distortion of reality and a malicious fabrication aimed at undermine the integrity of the government.

Such allegations serve only to provoke unwarranted tension and foster an environment of mistrust and political rivalry that our country does not need”.

She urged the Minority to refrain from spreading misinformation and to respect the intelligence of the Ghanaian public stressing the point that, “such tactics are beneath the dignity of our democratic processes and could potentially endanger the peace and security of our nation”.

To set the record straight, Madam Appiagyei stated emphatically that no parliamentary candidate or Member of Parliament has been allocated any recruitment slots into any of our security services and these claims are not only false but are a desperate attempt by the Minority to incite the public disfavor against the government as we approach the 2024 general elections.

The Minority at the press conference asserted that “276 NPP parliamentary candidates, including 138 sitting MPs, have each been given 30 recruitment slots is mathematically and administratively ludicrous.

To suggest that 8,250 new recruits could be absorbed into our security forces, in a system that traditionally accommodates between 1,000 to 1,200 recruits annually, shows a profound misunderstanding of the operational and financial frameworks of our security institutions”.

According to her, “our respected Interior Minister, the Honourable Quartey, has already outlined the government’s recruitment strategy, which focuses on giving a second chance to qualified Ghanaians who previously applied but were not selected. This approach is not only fair but also thoughtful, avoiding unnecessary financial burdens on applicants by not reopening the recruitment process widely.

As the governing party, we remain committed to fairness, transparency, and the rule of law. We will not be swayed by these groundless accusations but will continue to work diligently to ensure the safety and security of all Ghanaians.

We call on all parties and media houses to demand factual accuracy and to contribute responsibly to the political discourse of our nation. Let us move forward, not with falsehoods and fear, but with facts and faith in our democratic institutions”.

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