Secret Recruiting: I dare you to mention my name if I submitted any names

Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami Dafeamekpor, Member of Parliament for Dayi South Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami Dafeamekpor, Member of Parliament for Dayi South

The Member of Parliament for South Dayi has reacted to a threat by Home Affairs Minister Henry Quartey to release an alleged list of opposition MPs who have attempted to gain employment in the security services.

The minister’s threat followed accusations from the minority group that each ruling party MP had been allocated 30 positions in secret recruitments for the security services.

The majority has formally rejected the accusation.

“Hon Henry Quartey, I challenge you to mention my name if I have ever given you any name for any recruitment in the security agencies,” South Dayi MP Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor posted on X.

He shared a GhanaWeb article in which the minister made the threat to opposition MPs during an interview on Accra-based Neat FM.

“When the NPP came to power, the total number of employees of the Ghana Immigration Service was 6,000 people, but today, thanks to President Akufo-Addo, it is more than 14,000. About 12,000 have joined the Ghana Police Service.

“When you look into the eyes of the dead, you see a ghost; I’m going to leave it here, I won’t go down that lane.

“But if they challenge us, we will mention their names and the people they brought in over the years, but we will leave it for now,” he said in an interview with Neat FM on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

The Minister of Home Affairs flatly denied the claim by NDC MPs that secret recruitment was taking place and that NPP PCs had been allocated 30 positions each.

He explained that although there will be recruitment this year, which has not started, there will be no sale of payrolls because the government wants to clear the backlog of previous hirings.

See the MP’s post on X below:


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