Jobless And Hungry Youth Merely Seeking Army Jobs Dangerous - Nunoo Mensah
A former Chief of the Defense Staff, Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah, has attributed the massive number of Ghanaian youth turning up for military recruitment to the high unemployment rate in the country. He believes this could have dangerous implications for the quality of personnel in the army. There are also no jobs for the
youth, so whatever job is available, they are going for it and not because they want to serve the nation in that capacity, but because they are jobless and hungry. That is a very dangerous thing because when you do that, you don’t get quality people to serve the nation in either the police or the military, Mr Nunoo Mensah stated. On
Monday, thousands of Ghanaians thronged the El Wak Sports Stadium in the Accra to also participate in a documentation and the medical screening process for recruitment into the Ghana Armed Forces. This has also been the trend for some years now. From as early as 4am applicants started a queue that stretched for over
four kilometres. This was after the announcement from the Ghana Armed Forces informing the public of the the commencement of a recruitment exercise back in May. The Army is expected to recruit some 1,000 personnel from the applicants in the Greater Accra Region.