Alarming Rush: GCB Sells Over 17,000 Police Recruitment Forms Just Two Days Into The Exercise

The high level of unemployment in Ghana could no longer hide its ugly face as GCB bank reveals it has sold over 17,000 police recruitment forms just two days into the three-week exercise!

GCB bank has announced that it has so far sold over 17,000 Police recruitment vouchers to the public, two days after the Ghana Police Service gave a public invitation of prospective recruits into the service. The Police Service contracted GCB to sell the vouchers at GHc100 on its behalf to enable prospective recruits to register online.

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GCB in a statement on its Facebook wall said: “GCB bank limited has so far sold over 17,000 police recruitment forms to prospective recruits into the Police service across the country on the second day of the three-week exercise.”

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The process which begun on Wednesday the 11th of May encountered some technical challenges which resulted in long queues at various GCB branches.

According to the statement from GCB, the bank experienced a mammoth crowd who thronged their various branches on the first day to procure the forms. This huge number therefore. ‘affected the smooth flow of the sale’.

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Meanwhile, this has been resolved and the bank is currently providing excellent services, and this will last for the rest of the exercise which is expected to end on May 31, 2016.

The bank also assured “prospective recruits of its capacity to contain the situation and to continue to provide excellent service throughout the three week period slated for the sale of the forms…”

Choosing only the GCB bank to sell the police forrms has been questioned by some members of the public. Responding to this, Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur said it was risctricted to only GCB to help them keep track of the entire process. He added that the choice is aimed at maintaining a single channel, which will in turn enable them ensure adequate security and also avert any form of abuse that may arise from the exercise.