Bolgatanga, Jan. 19, GNA – Scores of energetic youth on Friday throng the premises of the Ghana Post (GP) Office in Bolgatanga to purchase application forms of the Ghana Fire Service.
As early as 0400 hours most of the youth had formed a long queue of about 100 metres waiting to buy the forms.
To their dismay, they were informed by postal officials that the forms were not available.
The action by postal officials irritated most of the potential applicants who threatened to use force to acquire the forms as some got hints of sale of forms behind the scene.
Postal officials, some of the people alleged, were selling the forms to their acquaintances and expressed disappointment at the action.
Ms Gloria Gyemfi, who had just ended her service with the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), told the Ghana News Agency that most of the youth in the queue were her colleagues who were under various models of the NYEP and had just completed their service.
Most of the youth, who expressed disappointment and anger, questioned the level of honesty, fairness and truth about recruitment into the GFS.
The eagerness and enthusiasm with which the youth wanted to purchase the application forms goes to confirm the level of youth unemployment in the country even though government is making efforts to create employment through the NYEP.
A source from Ghana Post told the GNA that the region was given 700 forms with 250 envelops which meant that only 250 forms could be sold.
The source attributed the delays to a printing press contracted to provide the envelopes which has the GFS logo on it adding that Ghana Post could not use any ordinary envelops to serve buyers.