Desperate unemployed young Ghanaians are joining long queues at banks or on parks as part of a gruesome process to get enlisted in the various security agencies.
Since the Ghana Police Service, Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service, and the Prisons Service announced their intention to enlist through adverts on a myriad of platforms, the queues at the GCB bank, for instance, have gotten longer.
For many of these agencies, potential recruits are expected to purchase a registration form for GHS100 at GCB bank to initiate the process.
According to reports, the sheer pressure mounted on systems at some bank branches by the long queue of potential recruits disrupted the banking process.
Although the registration process and payment can be done online, many of the aspiring recruits seem to prefer the manual process requiring their physical presence.
In the midst of all these, there is a debate raging on social media about the legality of selling forms for potential recruits.
Many have stated that selling the forms to the unemployed youth, whose selection is not guaranteed, is unfair and even illegal.
Others have also backed the charges on grounds that the administrative and other processes involved in selecting the recruits cost money that should be generated internally by the security agencies.
The Interior Ministry was recently given the green light to recruit more personnel into the various security agencies that fall under it.
The Ghana Police Service is expected to recruit 5,000 personnel to deal effectively and adequately with the issues of combating existing and emerging crimes and protect the citizenry.
While the Immigration, Prisons and Fire services would each recruit 2,000 personnel to augment their workforces across the country.