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Ato Forson calls the bluff of Interior Minister over 'improper recruitment'

By Vincent Ashitey
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Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson has called the bluff of Interior Minister Henry Quartey who threatened to name NDC MPs purportedly involved in recommending individuals for recruitment into the various security agencies.

The Interior Minister interview with Neat FM on May 21, 2024 indicated he would be forced to name NDC MPs after Ato Forson alleged earlier that all NPP MPs had been allocated 30 slots in security-sector recruitments

“When the NPP came into power, the total number of personnel at the Ghana Immigration Service was 6,000, but today, because of President Akufo-Addo, they are over 14,000. About 12,000 have been added to the Ghana Police Service," Henry Quartey said.

“When you gaze into the eyes of the dead, you would see a ghost; I’m going to leave it here, I won’t go down that lane. But if they dare us, we will mention their names and the people they brought over the years, but we will leave that for now.”

But in a post on Twitter, Cassiel Ato Forson has denied claims that some members of his caucus submitted names for recruitment into various security agencies, describing the allegations as baseless and deceitful.

He dared his colleague MP to name the NDC MPs who allegedly submitted names for recruitment, as well as the names of those individuals.

"I find the recent statements by the Interior Minister, Henry Quartey, both alarming and baseless. His insinuation that members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have participated in improper recruitment practices without providing any evidence is a clear attempt to divert attention from the substantive issues at hand."

"I challenge the Interior Minister to name the individuals he claims were brought forward by NDC MPs for recruitment. Let us move away from rhetoric and towards accountability. If the Minister cannot provide these names, then his statements must be seen for what they are: an attempt to distract from the substantive concerns we have raised," he stated."