A former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Dr. Michael Kpessah, has alleged that government has enrolled hundreds of New Patriotic Party (NPP) faithful into the various security services.

According to him, over 600 NPP foot soldiers have been pushed into the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

He said many more party sympathisers have been handed jobs in the Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Police Service.

Dr. Michael Kpessah
Dr. Michael Kpessah

“We [NDC] know of over 600 party activists that have been pushed into the BNI. We know that a lot of the vigilante boys and girls are being pushed into the police, into the security services across board,” Dr. Kpessah said on TV3’s New Day.

The former NSS boss admitted that “the security services in Ghana is heavily politicized”, while urging journalists to make a follow-up if they want to verify his claims.

According to him, the hierarchy of the BNI was coerced into recruiting over 600 NPP foot soldiers.

“Go and ask the BNI officials and find out whether they have not been virtually coerced into recruiting over 600 party boys and girls,” he pressed.

Dr. Kpessah also alleged that some 5000 NPP faithful have been sent to Asutsuare to be trained as officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).

This, he said, is a bad practice since most of the recruited personnel lack the necessary qualification.

“We know that after they have been given power in January 2017, a lot of people who were working in the public service without even any party association whatsoever, but by mere virtues of their names were basically moved out or sacked or dismissed and new people were brought in place on party affiliation.”

“What requisite basic information do you have in order to be employed in NADMO and that must be the basics. Following that we must place adverts and let people who have those qualifications to apply and that is the only way we can save lives,” he added.