The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has given the government three weeks to refunds monies of people who have purchased application forms to be recruited into state institutions.
The CPP does not understand why citizens of the country should first pay monies before state-sponsored institutions can employ them. According to the Chairperson of the Party, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa, this is in direct contravention of the 1992 Constitution.
This comes as several security agencies, such as the Ghana Prisons Service, the Immigration Service, Ghana Police Service, etc have began mass recruitment of staff across the country and eligible applicants are required to purchase a form at GH¢100.00.
But addressing the media at the party’s headquarters in Accra, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa said the CPP will go to court, should the government fail to heed to the call.
“I am giving the institutions up to the 21st of September to refund the monies to the applicants. If it doesn’t happen, they will see the anger of the youth and those of us who are committed to following the dreams and aspirations of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, we will explore every means legally possible, to drive home our concerns,” she said.
She further explained that this act which is supported by government is similar to extortion and will also encourage corruption.
“Why am I expected to pay 100 cedis to apply for a job as a youth in this country, this is extortion at its peak.
“I am appealing to the President to immediately look into it. For the state to ask the youth of this country to pay, just to find a job is unacceptable,” she said.
She observed that the government “will not be able to get patriotic Ghanaians to fight corruption if this mode of application is institutionalized.”