A backdoor recruitment into the Ghana National Fire Service by the ruling party has reportedly backfired, leading to 215 draftees being stranded at the Fire Service outpost at the Kotoka International Airport.
Whatsup News has picked up information that the recruits who have been training for the past six months cannot be absorbed by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) as planned because there have been issues with clearance at the end of the Finance Ministry which is said to have made it clear that there is no money to complete the recruitment.
In total, insiders say the fire service recruits form part of about 400 people dumped on GACL by the ruling administration to forcefully employ.
According to sources, the result is that the recruits have become an idle burden on the GACL which is constrained to feed them shabbily because of apparent lack of budgeted money for their upkeep.
Reportedly, the recruits are served one meal with two sachets of “pure water” in accompaniment, every day, under a makeshift system of rationing of sorts.
Angry staff from within the GACL are said to have lamented that the burden of the stranded recruits is unfairly being borne by the company which was not party to the offering of false hopes to the recruits.
It is said that even if clearance for the placement of recruits to be placed on payroll happens someday, more than two-thirds of the recruits will not be absorbed because the Fire Service outpost there can only absorb a staff strength of 30 recruits. This is due to the fact that each of the four fire tenders on deployment there can carry a maximum of 5 people at a go.
As they chomp down on their sorrows at the KIA, the stranded recruits are forced to waste money and time every day at the Airport where they do absolutely nothing through the day after they have reported to “post.”
Source: Whatsupnews Ghana