The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has given the government a three-week ultimatum to refund monies collected from Ghanaians, who purchased application forms, to be employed in state-owned agencies.
This comes as several security agencies, including the Ghana Police Service, begin mass recruitment of staff across the country and eligible applicants are required to purchase a form at GH¢100.00.
Addressing the media at the party’s headquarters in Accra, the Chairperson of the Party, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa said the CPP will go to court, should the government fail to heed to the call.
“I am giving the institutions up to the 21st of September to refund the monies to the applicants,” she said.
“If it doesn’t happen, they will see the anger of the youth and those of us who are committed to following the dreams and aspirations of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, we will explore every means legally possible, to drive home our concerns,” she added.
Questioning why a citizen will have to pay to serve the state, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa indicated that the government is encouraging corruption by extorting monies from the youth.
“Why am I expected to pay 100 cedis to apply for a job as a youth in this country, this is extortion at its peak.
“I am appealing to the President to immediately look into it. For the state to ask the youth of this country to pay, just to find a job is unacceptable,” she said.
She observed that the government “will not be able to get patriotic Ghanaians to fight corruption if this mode of application is institutionalised.”
The Party is, therefore, demanding that the government accounts for monies collected in the past.