Army Recruits Sent Home Over 'Unauthorised Demonstration'

Army Recruits Sent Home Over 'Unauthorised Demonstration'

The  has terminated the training of new recruits into the force for acts of insubordination and gross misconduct.

The recruits numbering over 400 demonstrated at the Army Recruits Training School in Shai Hills without permission.

According to a statement from the GAF, the cessation of the training at the Army Recruits Training School has become necessary because the recruits “without due authorisation dressed up in their outing attire (black trousers and white shirt) staged an unauthorised assembly on the school square and later marched to the instructor’s accommodation demanding to be sent home because the training was strenuous, a situation the recruits considered as maltreatment.”

“The implications of the recruits’ behavior are far reaching and inimical to the security of the state,” the statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs Lt Col. E. Aggrey-Quarshie noted.

“The recruits followed their protest with other acts of insubordination,” the statement added.

Below is the full statement:

Cessation of training of Army recruits

Signed: Colonel E Aggrey-Quarshie,

Director of public relations

 

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