Over Two Hundred NPP Members Besieged GPHA
| Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 4:00pm
Carlos Ahenkorah MP Tema West
It took the intervention of the Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, and the Tema Central New Patriotic Party, (NPP) Chairman, Charles Boateng, to disperse over two hundred members of the NPP Invisible Forces, who on Monday morning, thronged the premises of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, (GPHA), to demand for their share of security jobs.
After several pleas from the two personalities in the NPP, the macho invisible forces who were mostly dressed in black T-shirts with the inscription "invisible forces" went away peacefully.
They were earlier at the Golden Jubilee Terminal of the Tema Port in the early hours of 9 am this morning insisting that they will be recruited to occupy the security positions at the Port and other agencies.
The Police and Port security had no option them to convince them to move from the main yard to the back of the terminal where they stood in groups with some motorbikes parked.
Speaking to Obonu News, the Tema West Invisible Forces Commander Ibrahim Iddrisu, stated that they were not at the terminal to take over the place but rather to fight for their right to work.
He stressed that they are sending a strong signal to the President that they will not allow non-members of the Forces to be recruited as security personnel in the Police, Army or any Security Institution.
According to him, any security recruitment to be done must come from the forces as they fought hard for the party to win the elections. The Tema Community One, Site Two Commander of the Invisible Force, Suleman Ismail, for his part said they have no problem with GPHA and the National Security but rather against their leadership who want to outsmart them.
The Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager of the GPHA, Paul Ansah, reacting to the issue explained that some eight persons were sent to the Port by the transition team to verify some information.
Mr Ansah noted that it is unfortunate that this verification job was misunderstood by the Invisible Forces who thronged the Port demanding that they should be employed.
The MP for Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah spoke to Obonu News.