The Ghana National Fire Service has debunked claims that it has asked some trainees to go home.

The service says the directive to ask some trainees to go home, forms part of the training activities.

Head of Public Relations for the service, Ellis Okoe, told Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the trainees have undergone all training activities but with the exception of one module which is expected to start on September 1, 2019.

But he has confirmed that the service may withdraw the enlistment of some trainees because they cheated the system.

Some online portals have published a story which suggested some trainees have been asked to go home until further notice.

The trainees, made up of recruits and cadet, were due to go through the final phase of their training after successfully completing a three-month internship at the various fire stations across the country.

The directive, contained in a letter dated April 1, 2019 and issued by the Chief Fire Officer, Edwin Ekow Blankson, said “appropriate steps are being taken to authenticate documents and other information submitted to the Service by the trainees concerned.”

“Only those who satisfy the requirements for employment into the Ghana National Fire Service shall be recalled to participate in the final phase of the training programme,” it added.

But clarifying the issue, the PRO noted that some of the recruits did not go through all the processes required for enlistment with some others forging their documents and would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

When asked if the fire service failed to apply due diligence during the recruitment, he denied and claimed that some if their officers assisted the recruits to cheat the system.


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