A total of two thousand, four hundred and twenty (2,420) people who applied for recruitment into the Ghana Police Service turned up for the second stage of the recruitment process in the Brong Ahafo Region.
A statement from the police directed applicants who found their names on the approved list to present themselves at the recruitment centres in their respective regions from July 18 to July 22, for the next stage of the recruitment process.
A Police Enlistment Team from Accra led the physical screening exercise at the Coronation Park in Sunyani.
Present were the Commissioner of Police (COP) David Asante-Apeatu, Director-General in-charge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Marine Police.
The approved applicants were required to bring with them, a copy of the print out of the reply to their online application indicating their qualification to the next stage, an original copy of their birth certificate, an original copy of their Junior High School (JHS) certificate, an original copy of Senior High School (SHS) certificates and two passport-size photographs.
The Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Christopher Tawiah, said stated the applicants who turned up were properly scrutnised before they were allowed to take part in the exercise
Although the new online system encountered some technical challenges initially with many applicants having difficulties accessing the forms, this year’s recruitment process has largely been devoid of the problems seen in previous years.
3,000 people to be recruited
The Interior Ministry announced that about 3,000 people are set to be recruited by Ghana’s security agencies this year.
According to the deputy minister, James Agalga, the transparency of the recruitment process has improved significantly with the introduction of the online system.
“Not too long ago, the police administration advertised in order to ensure that criminals don’t take advantage of the recruitment exercise. Qualified applicants must go on the internet and apply online,” Agalga said.
“You don’t need middlemen to apply and if someone comes to you and demands cash in order to aid you go through the process, immediately you should know the person is a criminal and wants to defraud you. The process is very transparent. You don’t need anybody’s intervention. If you are eligible you will be selected.”
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana