GCB bank has announced that it has so far sold over 17,000 Police recruitment vouchers to the public, three days after the Ghana Police Service begun the process to recruit new personnel into the service.
The Police Service contracted GCB to sell the vouchers at GHc100 on its behalf to enable prospective recruits to register online
GCB in a statement on its Facebook wall said: “GCB bank limited has so far sold over 17,000 police recruitment forms to prospective recruits into the Police service across the country on the second day of the three week exercise.”
The process which begun on Wednesday [May, 11, 2016] encountered some technical challenges which led to long queues at various GCB branches. Meanwhile, a statement from GCB said it has resolved the technical issues and is providing excellent service throughout the rest of the period which is expected to end on May 31, 2016.
“The bank is currently selling the recruitment forms at all its branches after resolving challenges that slowed down the sale of the forms on the first day, Wednesday, 11th May, 2016. GCB experienced a large number of prospective recruits at its branches on the first day which affected the smooth flow of the sale.”
The bank also assured “prospective recruits of its capacity to contain the situation and to continue to provide excellent service throughout the three week period slated for the sale of the forms. The sale ends on May 31, 2016.”
On why despite the over 20 banks in the country, GCB was the only institution mandated to sell the voucher to the Public, Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur said it was to help them track of the entire process. “…we are using only one channel, or that is GCB alone, so that we could keep a lid or a cover over the entire process to ensure that the security of it is guaranteed and that it is not abused in any way,” he said in an interview with Citi News.