The youth wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to fulfill its promise of not selling military recruitment scratch cards.
In a statement signed by the regional youth orgniser, Yaw Brogya Genfi, it said the Youth Organiser of the NPP Sammy Awuku at a rally in the Upper East Region in September 2016 lambasted the then NDC government when he learnt that the scratch cards for recruitment were been sold at GHC 100.
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According to the statement, Mr Awuku had said: “…Nana Akufo Addo is saying Ghanaian youth who are loyal, dedicated and motivated by love for the country, who want to serve Ghana, will not be required to pay GHS100 for any forms as it recently happened with the police.” It added that Mr Awuku had stressed: “A Nana Akufo-Addo presidency will ensure that these application forms are not sold.”
To this end, the NDC youth have reminded government not to sell the military scratch cards or anything relating to the recruitment process for 2017 applicants and beyond.
“We shall follow the recruitment process with keen interest to ensure that government adheres to its promise to the unemployed youth,” the statement said.
The Ghana Armed Forces started the 2017/2018 recruitment process for eligible candidates into the security service on Monday April 24, 2017.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director of Public Relations of the Armed Forces, Colonel Aggrey-Quarshie.
The statement said that an advert in Monday’s (April 24, 2017) edition of the Ghanaian Times and another in the Daily Graphic on Friday (April 28, 2017) will tell where the scratch cards for the application can be bought.
“The sale of online application Scratch Cards will commence throughout the country on Tuesday 25 April, 2017 at designated Ghana Post Offices listed in the advert. The portal for the online application will be activated from Monday 08 to Wednesday 31 May, 2017. Interested persons can log on to www.gaf.mil.gh to apply.”