Govt has not suspended recruitment into military, police, others - Finance Ministry assures

Govt has not suspended recruitment into military, police, others - Finance Ministry assures

- President Akufo-Addo’s administration reportedly stopped recruitments into the country’s security apparatus

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

- The Finance Ministry, however, denied the reports

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The Finance Ministry says a hold has not been placed on recruitment in the state security institutions.

Govt has not suspended recruitment into military, police et all - Finance Ministry assures
Govt has not suspended recruitment into military, police et all - Finance Ministry assures
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Denying media reports that President Akufo-Addo suspended recruitment into the state security institutions, the ministry in a press release sighted by YEN.com.gh urged stakeholders and the general public to disregard the report.

“We wish to assure all stakeholders that the Ministry is focused on delivering on its mandate through the 2021 Budget and the Ghana CARES programme to ensure quick economic recovery and structural economic transformation
“We entreat all Ghanaians to disregard the letter in its entirety as it smacks of an attempt by unscrupulous persons to create mischief,” the release added.

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Govt has not suspended recruitment into military, police et all - Finance Ministry assures
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The president per the said false report ordered the suspension of all recruitments into the country’s security setup until they receive the necessary financial clearance from the Finance Ministry.

The report further alleged that the president through a communique from the ministry warned that there will be no money for logistics and salaries for the recruits if they were to complete their training.

In other news, the president charged the Black Stars to bring the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy home to end the nearly 40-year drought.

He also wants the team to make the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar.

“The target is to bring the cup home by winning the AFCON in 2022. We have to go a step further than the second places recorded in 1992, 2010, and 2015 and bring the forty (40) years drought to an end,” he stated during a breakfast meeting with CEOs of corporate Ghana on Monday, April 26, 2021.

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Meanwhile, Samuel Kofi Mills, the son of the late former president, John Evan Atta Mills, is set to join one of the biggest football clubs in Ghana, Accra Hearts of Oak.

According to information gathered by YEN.com.gh, Kofi Mills is set to be appointed as the next Hearts of oak managing director.

The Phobians have been without a managing director for many months after Frederick Moore left the club for medical reasons.

The reports also indicate that Kofi Mills has met with the majority shareholder of the club, Togbe Afede XIV to discuss the way forward of the club.

Kofi Mills' move to Hearts of Oak will come as a surprise as many people do not know him to be a football fanatic but he is ready to follow in his late father's footsteps.

Before Atta Mills became vice president under JJ Rawlings' era, he was the majority shareholder of Hearts of Oak. He played a big role as the Accra giants won their first continental glory in 2000 when they won the CAF Champions League.

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