Some graduates who are preparing for the national service have accused some officials at the National Service Secretariat of fleecing them.
The graduates [names withheld] from some universities [names withheld] are claiming that some officials have charged them between GHc200-350 before posting them.
They alleged that their first postings did not go well even after paying the said amount and have been asked to pay the same amount for another positing.
Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, leader of the group of the affected graduates [name withheeld] lamented some of them have spent nearly GHc1000 before they posted.
Those who could not pay the amount he claimed are yet to be posted.
Speaking bitterly and in near tears, he said ”what kind of system are we having? What are teaching graduates? We are teaching them corruption. If as graduates, we are being asked to pay before we are posted, what do we expect from these graduates when they start permanent work as civil servants? It is disheartening and unfortunate. I am not peddling lies. If you are doubting what I am saying, send your reporters to the national headquarters and investigate the issue. There are a lot of graduates who are frustrated at the situation”.
He further disclosed some of the graduates who were posted at the various institutions were refused the opportunity on grounds that there was no vacancy despite going to the institutions 24 hours after receiving their letters.
He wants the appropriate authorities to investigate the issue and punish the persons involved.
He says it should not be a problem for graduates to struggle in getting posted to do their national service with alleged corrupt deals destroying the activities of the NSS.