Military recruits beg to be sent home
Some military recruits undergoing training at the Shai Hills Army Recruits Military School have been sent home by the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) after they complained the training was strenuous.
A statement signed by Col Aggrey Quarshie, Director of Public Affairs of the Armed Forces, said the decision by the Army to cease training of the recruits and send them packing, was taken after an incident, which took place at the training school on 3rd December 2015 at about 02:00hrs.
“On that day, the recruits, without due authorisation, dressed up in their outing attire, which is black trousers and white shirts, staged an unauthorised assembly on the school square, and later marched to the instructor’s accommodation demanding to be sent home because the training was strenuous.”
The Army said the recruits equated their training regime to “maltreatment.”
“This was followed by other insubordinate behaviours by the recruits that same day. The implications of the recruits’ behaviour are far-reaching and inimical to the security of the state,” the Army added.