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Politics of Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Gov’t extorting money from the youth – NPP

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken a swipe at the government over the price charged by the Police administration for the police recruitment form.

The NPP National Youth Organizer, Sammy Awuku said rather than creating jobs for the youth, the Mahama-led government has found “clever ways” to dupe the youth.

Addressing a news conference at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down, Mr Awuku accused the government of extorting money from the youth by charging 100 cedis from applicants.

He disclosed “The recent mad rush for police recruitment forms is only indicative of the dire state of unemployment among our youth and the need for
them to find themselves in employment at all cost.”

The NPP youth leader expressed the party’s misgivings about the incident adding this shows the current position of the country as one that is degrading.

He revealed, “Within three days of making the police recruitment forms for purchase, as many as 17, 000 were bought.”

This Mr Awuku said amounted to “about 1.7million cedis equals to 17 billion old cedis callously taken away from the struggling youth.”