Press Release Dated Th April
Press Release Dated Th April

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has made a sudden U-turn on its earlier directive, asking recruits and cadet staff to go home until further notice as was reported by MyNewsGh.com on Monday April 8, 2019.

In a press release dated 8th April, 2019, the GNFS in reaction stated that over 1,000 the recruits in question have not been sacked but asked to go home after the end of their attachment period and would be recalled for training after the preceding batch has completed their training.

Meanwhile, some of the recruits when contacted for their reaction to the press release said they are not enthused about the content.

“Why should we be at home for 5 months after using us for 4 months without allowance” one of them who spoke on condition of anonymity quizzed.

Another lady said “the scheduled September 2019 is just to allow them ample time for politicians to send their favourites to replace us”.

The letter signed by Head of Public Relations, Ellis Robinson Okoe Doh, demands all aggrieved recruits to remain calm as the service works on their documentation for recall and training.

Background

Over one thousand recruits of the service at the beginning of this month wereasked to go home without pay by authorities until further notice without being paid any allowance during their 3-month intensive service to the nation.

A letter intercepted by MyNewsGh.com and signed by Edwin Ekow Blankson, Chief Fire Officer revealed that the affected persons were among the forth batch of cadets and recruits undergoing training in all the regions who have been asked to stop henceforth

Some aggrieved recruits and cadet officers say they saw the letter circulating on social media which they later confirmed from their authorities to be true stating that “The attachment period for all prospective recruits and cadets in the fourth batch who are currently attached to the various Fire Stations in the regions ends on Friday, 5 April, 2019”.

The letter further directed the batches 1st, 2nd and 3rd batches who have received appointment letters and are being paid allowances to remain at post.

Press Release Dated Th April
Press Release Dated Th April
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