- Officials from the police service are warning against false recruitment advertisements
- Interior minister has bemoaned the low amount of police force in the county
The Ghana police service is warning the public against recent publications of an ongoing recruitment exercise.
According to the police department, some misleading advertisement are making the rounds on social media claiming that there is currently a massive recruitment exercise ongoing.
The statement, signed by ACP David Eklu, the Director-General of Public Affairs for the Police, said the Service will make a public announcement when it commences its recruitment process.
“There Police is therefore, calling on the general public to ignore this fake recruitment advertisement and that when there is the need for recruitment, the police will come out with the appropriate advertisement on criteria for enlistment into the Police Service,” a statement from the police revealed.
YEN.com.gh had earlier reported of concerns raised by the interior minister over the low number of police to civilian ration in the country. Ambrose Dery has revealed plans for massive recruitment into the police service to close this deficit.
Records by the Ghana Police Service reveal that the ratio of security officials to civilians currently stands at 1 police man to 500 Ghanaians.
This troubling reality falls in sharp contrast with the success stories of various African countries who have a satisfactory of police per civilian ratio.
In Kenya for example, the police to population, according to africacheck.org stands at 1 police officer to 448 civilians while in Nigeria (the most populated country in Africa), the police to civilian population stands at 370,000 to about 170 million Nigerians.
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