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Recruiting NPP Thugs Into Security Services False – Henry Quartey

He further explained that the government's intention is to clear the backlog of recruits from previous years, which is why no advertisements have been made. He added that the agencies will soon announce the eligibility criteria for the recruits.

The Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey, has dismissed claims that the Members of Parliament of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been given 30 slots to enlist party members into the security services.

Henry Quartey said this action is illegal, false, and has never happened before in the history of the NPP.

“But I want to say on authority and I want to say again on authority that giving 30 slots to MPs is false. It is not true. It has never happened before and I am surprised that they want to go on this tangent,” he stated.

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The minority in Parliament has accused the government of illegally recruiting NPP members into the security services ahead of the 2024 general elections.

The leader of the Minority in Parliament, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, has accused the NPP of recruiting party thugs into the security services. At a press conference, Dr Forson claimed that each NPP Parliamentary candidate has been given 30 slots for security service enlistment. The Minority believes this move is intended to influence the 2024 general elections.

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However, Quartey responded to the NDC, calling the Minority’s claim regrettable and insisting that the NPP is not involved in such activities.

“It is rather unfortunate that MPs and of course a leader, Minority Leader and a former deputy minister of Interior could actually spew this falsehood into the public. MPs currently are about 137. It cannot be possible, it is not and it cannot be possible. I am rather disappointed in this approach,” he said.

He further explained that the government’s intention is to clear the backlog of recruits from previous years, which is why no advertisements have been made. He added that the agencies will soon announce the eligibility criteria for the recruits.

“Yes, we are recruiting but it is not a secret recruitment. We haven’t even started. The agencies are going to send the eligibility criteria. I am sure by this week they will do that,” he added

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