Ignore ‘false claims’ PNP MPs given jobs in security procurement – ​​Majority

Politics for Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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The Majority in Parliament, led by Deputy Majority Leader Patricia Appiagyei, has rejected allegations made by the Minority that 276 New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidates, including 138 sitting Members of Parliament, were have been allocated recruiting positions in the Ghanaian security services.

At a press conference held in Parliament on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Ms. Appiagyei emphasized that the claims are “mathematically and administratively ridiculous” and a desperate attempt by the minority to incite public disfavor against the government before of the 2024 general elections. .

The minority had alleged that each of the PNP’s 276 parliamentary and sitting parliamentary candidates had been allocated 30 recruitment positions in the security services, which would result in 8,250 recruits.

However, Ms Appiagyei noted that this would be an unrealistic and unsustainable number of recruits for the security forces, which normally absorb between 1,000 and 1,200 recruits a year.

He also accused the minority of spreading misinformation and undermining the integrity of the government.

He urged the minority to refrain from spreading false information and respect the intelligence of the Ghanaian public.

The Deputy Majority Leader reiterated that the government’s recruitment strategy focuses on giving a second chance to qualified Ghanaians who previously applied but were not selected.

He stressed that this approach is fair and thoughtful, and avoids unnecessary financial burdens on applicants.