Police Forms Will Never Be Sold Beyond 50 Cedis Under NPP Gov’t– Sammy Awuku

More criticisms continue coming the way of the incumbent Mahama-led NDC government from the opposition in different styles and on different issues. This time around, it is on the cost of Police forms.

Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has said the party will ensure that police recruitment forms are not sold above GHC 50 cedis when voted into power.

Police recruitment vouchers this year [2016] went for GHC 100. The Ghana Commercial Bank sold over 17,000 vouchers three days after the Service began processes to recruit new personnel into the Service.

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But Sammy Awuku on Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News questioned the reason for the current cost of the police forms since the application is based online hence, slashing printing and distribution cost. Describing the charges as unreasonable, Sammy Awuku said that under the NPP, he will make a stronger case to see that police forms are not sold for more than 50 cedis.

According to him, “the 100 cedis is suicidal. It is a high road to suicide. People are even going back to their parents to take that 100 cedis and we know that they[Police Service] will not take more than 3000 people”.

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He accused the government of compelling  the Police Service to place the forms ta that high price because they (government) had refused to provide them with the necessary resources needed to discharge their duties effectively.

There should not be complete dereliction of duty on the part of government. Government has a responsibility to support the security agencies with logistics and help them with money to run the entities but when they feel there is no help coming from anywhere, the only thing they will lay their faith on is how to profit from the already poor you. If they were given resources they needed, the Police will not sell from for 100 cedis.

He further explained that the NPP will decentralize the security agencies when it comes to power. Buttressing this point, he pointed out that “someone cannot spend his whole life in Keta. You go through training and you are sent to Paga. Do you know the dynamics of Paga? He queried.

He added that if the present administration were observing advanced countries who have made it in terms of policing and the politics of policing, they would have learnt that it has always been decentralized.