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No Bias Against Big-Breasted, Heavy-Bottomed Women - GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has rejected allegations that it is disqualifying female applicants with heavy bosoms and bottoms.

According to the army, the documentation for body selection processes is not disclosed to the applicants and, so, wondered where such allegations were coming from.

The army has been undertaking recruitment exercises for this year since last week. The process is billed to end on Friday, 28 July 2017.

The recruitment process has, however, been fraught with accusations against the army that it is discriminating against plus-size women.

However, speaking to Class News, the Communications Director at the Directorate of Public Relations of GAF, Flt. Lft. Hassan said the recruitment process is based on one’s performance and fitness level rather than his or her body shape and size.

“We have not even announced the results of the outcome of the documentation for the body selection, so, I wonder how this information went out. The medical team will assess you physically so in assessing you physically, they look out for certain defects in your body and they don’t tell you whether you have failed or not. They just note down their observations which the applicants don’t even see, so, I don’t know where this information trickling in is coming from,” she said.

She continued: “We put out that the general eligibility and the minimum height for females should be 5.2ft and then you should be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces standard, and, so, it is that standard that the medical team looks at. We put in so many things and then if you don’t fit into those criteria, then obviously you can’t be taken on board. If you meet the requirement that we’ve put out there and if you go for the body selection and you pass, then it means you’ve qualified for the next stage.”

Erect Monuments For Corrupt Officials – MP For Ablekuma Central

Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central Constituency, Mr Ebenezer Nartey, has urged the government to erect national monuments and name them after corrupt government officials after monies stolen had been retrieved.

He said corrupt officials should not just be jailed but government should retrieve all monies from such people.

According to him, the only way to stop people from engaging in corruption in future is to use the monies they stole to construct buildings and name the structures after them along with the said amount they looted.

“Everyone who is found guilty of corruption shouldn’t just be jailed because they will in return in four to 10 years and if the monies they stole were invested, they will reap more.

“The monies should be used to build a school or construct a hospital and named after the person with an indication that the structure was erected from monies retrieved from the said person,” he said.

Mr Nartey has encouraged that monies should be retrieved from such persons and the exact money used to construct national monuments such as schools, hospitals and roads with an indication that this is what the stolen money was used for along with the perpetrators name.

He was speaking on the back of the brouhaha happening at the Electoral Commission (EC) after the EC chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei, accused her deputies of engaging in corruption.

He said this on Agoo TV’s local Breakfast show ‘Yensempa’ hosted by Bonohene Baffour Awuah, which airs every weekday from 6a.m. to 8a.m.

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