James Agalga, the deputy minister of interior, has asked the general public to beware of fraudsters who go about promising people enlistment into the security services.
He spoke at a public forum dubbed: “Government for the People Forum” organised by the Ministry of Communications in Bolgatanga, Upper East region.
The deputy minister said in order to ensure that criminals do not take advantage of the recruitment exercise; they have decided to make it e-based which will require qualified applicants to go to the internet and apply online.
He warned: “The other security agencies will soon advertise. In all, we are looking to recruit about 3,000 youths into the security agencies. And, so, if somebody comes to you and demands for cash in order to aid you to go through the process, immediately you should know that the person is a criminal and wants to defraud you. I am sounding this word of caution because a lot of our youth in this region fell victim to the criminal action and behaviour of some unscrupulous individuals even when the service was not recruiting.”
The government is aiming at recruiting 3,000 youths nationwide for recruitment into the various security services including the police, the immigration, the prisons and the fire services among others.