A retired senior officer of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has appealed to President John Mahama to stop the ongoing recruitment process because it has been seriously compromised.
The GIS recruitment process, unlike the Police, is shrouded in secrecy because there is something to hide, he alleged, adding that as a state institution belonging to all Ghanaians, fairness and transparency should rule in its affairs.
The retired senior officer of GIS (name withheld) claimed the Minister of the Interior, acting through the Deputy Comptroller General in-charge of Finance and Administration Judith Dzokoto, has removed the officer in-charge Human Resource and head of the Technical Committee for the ongoing recruitment exercise Chief Superintendent of Immigration Kojo Oppong Yeboah for insisting that only qualified applicants, who bought the recruitment forms and went through the selection processes, should be recruited.
After the sale of 13,200 forms each costing GH¢100 to unsuspecting applicants not even one of them who went through the process and wrote the prescribed examination will be considered for recruitment because of a scheme to recruit only National Democratic Congress (NDC) faithful and people from the home region of the minister.
Chief Superintendent of Immigration Kojo Oppong Yeboah is said to have received a text message asking him to hand over all recruitment documents and materials to Prosper Asima.
The officer in-charge of the Greater Accra Region and a member of the headquarters management board, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration Isaac Owusu Mensah was transferred to the Volta Region two days after demanding an update on the recruitment exercise at a management meeting on 21st September 2016.
The man in charge of PR in the GIS Francis Palmdeti has denied that there has been a breach of procedure in the recruitment exercise.
Being a regimented organization, the management of the institution reserves the right to take decisions at anytime deemed to be in its interest.
It is because of the magnitude of the recruitment assignment that an Assistant Commissioner of Immigration was directed to take over the process on the committee, he said, adding that the choice is made based on the skills and other qualifications of the person so directed, hence the appointment of Dr. Prosper Asima.
“Nothing untoward has taken place. As a structured organization, re-engineering of the processes or structures can be done at anytime.”
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