Akufo-Addo stops all recruitments into Ghana Armed Forces, Police; says 'there's no money'

Akufo-Addo stops all recruitments into Ghana Armed Forces, Police; says 'there's no money'

- The Akufo-Addo administration has stopped recruitments into the country’s security apparatus

- It says there is no money to pay the recruits upon completion of their training

- This is contained in a communique from the Finance Ministry

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Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that all recruitments into the state security institutions have been suspended.

Akufo-Addo stops all recruitments into Ghana Armed Forces, Police; says 'there's no money'
Akufo-Addo stops all recruitments into Ghana Armed Forces, Police; says 'there's no money'...Photo credit: Parliament of Ghana
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President Akufo-Addo ordered the country’s security apparatus to put on hold all recruitments until they receive financial clearance from the Finance Ministry, according to a report sighted on classfmonline by YEN.com.gh.

A communiqué from the Ministry warned that there will be no money for logistics and salaries for the new recruits if they were to complete their training.

The affected security agencies are Custom Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Ghana Police Service, and Ghana Fire Service.

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Akufo-Addo stops all recruitment in Ghana Armed Forces, Police, others; says 'no money'
Akufo-Addo stops all recruitment in Ghana Armed Forces, Police, others; says 'no money'...Credit: Finance Ministry
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Ghana’s total public debt increased from Ghs122billion to Ghs291.6billion as of the end of December 2020.

The ballooning public debt stock was attributed to the current coronavirus pandemic, the banking sector cleanup exercise among others.

The fiscal impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Ghanaian economy was Ghs19.7 billion, that of the financial sector clean-up was Ghs21billion with the cost of excess capacity charges to IPPs standing at Ghs12billion, according to the 2021 budget statement presented to Parliament on Friday, March 12, 2021.

But for these factors, the country’s public debt would have been hovering around Ghs238.9billion representing 58.7% of GDP, the Akufo-Addo administration said.

In other news, Lydia Forson says she is not enthused with the performance of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo one bit.

The award-winning screen goddess in the latest tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh expressed serious concerns with the Akufo-Addo’s administration mediocre performance since taking over in 2017.

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“My biggest frustration with this government is that for years they sold themself as the solution to all of Ghana’s problems- but see,” she wrote.

Acknowledging the administration has had some policies, she added: “But you didn’t promise us average, you promised EXCEPTIONAL?!! So what happened?”

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