Wednesday , July 24 2024

Sacked army recruits picket at NDC headquaters

Over 36 dismissed Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) recruits have gathered in front of the head office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Accra.

The army recruits are protesting over their dismissal from the service, asking the NDC party to intervene on their behalf.

According to them, they will also head to the headquarters of other political parties to press home their demands.

The GAF in December last year sent home the recruits who were undergoing training due to what it described as gross misconduct.

It barred all the 501 recruits who were sacked while undergoing training at the Army Recruit Training School at Shai Hills in the Greater Accra from partaking in the exercise.

According to a statement from the GAF dated February 24, 2016, it explained that ‘the cessation of the training at the Army Recruits Training School became necessary because the recruits “without due authorization dressed up in their outing attire (black trousers and white shirt) staged an unauthorized assembly on the school square and later marched to the instructor’s accommodation demanding to be sent home because the training was strenuous, a situation the recruits considered as maltreatment’.



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