Source: Savannanews24.Com/ Rafiq Abdulai :
The Chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpema Alhassan Dawuni has stormed the Northern Regional police headquarters to ascertain an alleged discrimination against the youth of Dagbon on this year’s police recruitments process.
There is an ongoing nationwide recruitment exercise to enroll prospective applicants into the police service.
The recruitment exercise commenced last Monday here in Tamale at the Jubilee park. The screening processes will last through Saturday before a final exam will be taken on Sunday.
Allegations of discrimination has however hit the recruitment processes in Tamale.
There has been persistent complaints of the police discriminating against applicants who are purported to be Dagomba’s and are hoping to be enrolled into the service.
Following these complaints, the chief of Tamale, Dakpema Naa Alhassan Dawuni and his subjects visited the recruitment venue Wednesday morning to ascertain the truth of those allegations.
Speaking to the media this morning, Chief Mohammed Hafiz Dema Naa says
“There are a lot of complaints coming to the palace. And so the the Chief Dakpema Naa Alhassan Dawuni has taken it upon himself to visit the recruitment venue to ascertain the authenticity of these allegations”. Dema Naa said.
Dakpema Naa Alhassan Dawuni however commended the police for carrying out a peaceful exercise but urged them to work hand in hand with traditional rulers in other to succeed in their activities.
Meanwhile, the Northern regional police command refuted the allegations, saying that, people are recruited to the service base on merit and not on tribal lines.
The public relation Officer of the Northern regional police command, ASP Yussif Tanko explained to chief of Tamale and his entourage that prospective applicants are screened and recruited on merit.
He further outlined the requirements for the recruitment exercise included weight, height, bleaching, original certificates, age limit of 18 to 27 years amongst others were needed.
The Police PRO therefore thanked Dakpema Naa Alhassan for taking time out his busy schedule to visit them at the recruitment venue.