Seidu Rafiwu Opens Up On Failed Attempts To Be A Soldier In Ghana: "I Have Applied Several Times"

Seidu Rafiwu Opens Up On Failed Attempts To Be A Soldier In Ghana: "I Have Applied Several Times"

  • The video of Seidu Rafiwu speaking on the difficulty of becoming a soldier in Ghana has gone viral
  • In an interview, he explained that he had applied to the Ghana Army countless times and still been refused
  • Many people who reacted to the video were unhappy that a young man who was passionate about serving his country was not getting the chance to do so

Seidu Rafiwu, the young man who captivated Ghanaians with energy and determination after embarking on a four-day walking marathon from Techiman to Accra, has opened up about his desire to become a soldier.

He made this disclosure during an interview with Kofi Adomah, in which he revealed that he was currently unemployed.

Photo of Seidu Rafiwu
Seidu Rafiwu on plans to be a soldier Photo credit: @GaskiyaFM @Huzeiru Awudu/Facebook
Source: Facebook

Quizzed as to whether he had applied to enlist in the army, the 27-year-old responded in the affirmative, adding that he had done so on countless occasions, yet to no avail.

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A friend who reacted to the issue appealed to the appropriate authority to help Seidu Rafiwu join the service.

Watch the interview

Ghanaians react to the video

Many people who reacted to the video expressed astonishment over the inability of Seidu Rafiwu to enlist in the army.

Zipporah Jewel Dickson reacted:

Ghana armed forces, Seidu Rafiwu won't pay any bribe. This is the time to recruit him. He's strong to be a soldier. As he's saying,he has applied several times to be recruited,and still to no avail.,yet he's still hoping to be recruited. But I believe if he had money to pay bribe,he would have been recruited by now. Hmmm Ghana. Well, I believe this perseverance and zeal make a way for him to get a far better job soon.

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Sheikh Senior Akon stated:

Bravo kofi TV. Ghana arm forces recruit this guy for immediate effect

Gloria Naa Ankrahma stated:

He even have the looks of a uniform personnel I pray he get a better job father this.

Nana Asante Ba reacted:

Ghana Army is watching,he is my colleague teacher and Cadet commender in Techiman at Ultimate International way back...more vim bro

People have shown appreciation to Seidu

Speaking in an interview with, a member of Seidu Rafiwu's Public Relations team, Gerry Gee-De General revealed that some individuals had donated money to the 27-year-old.

Apart from that, he said no corporate organisation or group has supported Seidu in cash or kind

" The response from the public is good, and we are hoping for the best. After the MP donated a sum of GH¢10,000gh, NDC also donated GH¢2,000gh through Pablo. But we are yet to hear from companies but we are making a moves," he told

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Man rejected seven times by Ghana army and police join US army

Earlier, reported that a young man denied enlistment in the Ghana Police and Army seven times has inspired many on how he became a soldier in the US.

In an interview with, Bright Adjei-Kontor said his quest to pursue a career as a security service personnel dates back to 2011 when he first applied to the Ghana Army.

After his application was turned down, Bright applied again in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 but was still unsuccessful. He even attempted to join the Ghana Police in 2018 but was also rejected.

He said luck shone on him after he relocated to the US and was enlisted to the army on his first attempt.

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Philip Boateng Kessie (Human-Interest editor) Philip Boateng Kessie is a Human Interest editor at He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Philip previously served as a reporter for Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL). He also worked as a content writer for Scooper News. Email:

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