Military Command Bars Sacked Recruits from ongoing recruitment

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has announced that it has commenced receiving applications from prospective candidates seeking to be recruited into the service beginning from Saturday February 27, 2016 and ending on April 3, 2016.

The age brackets of the candidates who are eligible to apply according to the Public Affairs Directorate of the GAF include Ghanaians between the ages of 18 and 22 years.

It has however barred all 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.

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

According to a statement from the GAF, 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.”

By: Ghana/