Tension At BNI Over Demotion Of 170 Unqualified Personnel



The Bureau of National Investigations (B.N.I.) has in recent times been in the news for some negative reasons or the other.

Minister for Interior Ambrose Dery OO5a

   Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery

Firstly, it was reported that it had recruited some officers through the “back door”.

Then it emerged that, management had given them loans from the contributions of older officers, which was against the rules of the bureau.

But there is yet again an uneasy calm at the Bureau,  as some 170 officers with senior ranks are ostensibly awaiting demotion, following interviews they were subjected to at the Police Training School (BNI School).

They did not go through the right recruitment processes.

The demotion is as a result of false materials they allegedly submitted to the Bureau at the time of their recruitment.

Insiders said, the items submitted did not meet certain qualifications criteria of the Bureau.

Seventeen (17) others, are also alleged to be receiving National Service Allowances of GHC 550.00 effective September, 2019, whereas the Bureau does not engage Service Personnel.

Interestingly, these 170 people are alleged to have also been receiving salaries of senior officers for the past one year, when they were supposed to serve the nation.

This implies that management did not do any due diligence on the officers before offering them the job, hence ended up employing officers who are supposed to be on National Service, having barely left school.

Having paid only a month installment of the GHC 10,000 loans they were granted in

August, 2019, the big question is how these officers, will be able to pay the rest of the

money from their meager salaries, following a reduction in their wages and salaries.


More to come!


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