C/R: We’ll be out of job July 15 – Community police staff lament

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Community Police Protection Personnel in the Central Region are to be laid off as their appointment ends on July 15, 2022.

Speaking in an interview with EIB, Yaw Boagyan, the aggrieved personnel said they were expecting a renewal of their appointment but nothing has been done so far.

They said they are afraid of losing their job since no communication has been given to them as to when authorities will renew their appointment.

“If the government won’t renew our appointment they should inform us so that we know what to do next than to be in the service without any communication.

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“We are even suspecting some of our colleagues have received their letters to lay down their tools and leave the service when their time is due,” they stated.

According to them, the Government promised during the 2020 election that they will be recruited into the Ghana Police Service permanently but nothing has since been said to them.

They also added that most of them have been rejected after applying to join the Ghana Police Service after purchasing the recruitment form.

Meanwhile, Government is owing to them three months in arrears.

“We have been trained to perform many duties as a community police officer including how to fire gun and arrest offenders. So it has always been our hope that we will be employed in the service,” the narrated.

They are however, appealing to the government and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to recruit them into the police service since that was what they were promised.

Source: Starrfm.com

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