Whatsup News has received accounts of a secret police recruitment exercise currently ongoing at the Police Training School Tesano, in Accra.
On Monday, May 11, 2020, some recruits were captured in a long queue in disregard for the social distancing against Covid-19 as the reportedly await recruitment into the Police Force. The pictures seen by Whatsup News shows young men some in shorts and wearing nose masks waiting to enter one of the offices in a building with Police Church Deport clearly embossed on it.
Inside sources say the exercise started in the morning in clear breach of the President’s directive and ban on such gatherings and the fact that the Director-General of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Service, Superintendent Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman had announced that “Police training schools, recruits training activities have been suspended,”.
“Recruits, other than the final year students and the ‘passing out squad’ were subsequently released to go home until further directives.
It is unclear who has sanctioned this apparently clandestine recruitment exercise as speculations hit crescendo that these recruits are specifically being prepared as election police during the December general elections.
Since March 2020, the Covid-19 outbreak in Ghana had forced President Akufo Addo to activate two executive instruments that compelled the country to ban large social gatherings. Religious gatherings, schools, events, festivals, etc., have all been banned until further notice.