Friday, 19 July

Continue writing entrace exam for promotion – Court tells Chief Inspector Krah as it dismisses suit against IGP

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The High Court in Kumasi has urged Chief Inspector Samuel Krah, who filed a suit against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the State, over his promotion to keep attempting the promotion exams, as luck might shine on him in future.

The court, presided by Justice Kwasi Anokyi Gyimah, ruled on Friday that Chief Inspector Krah is not entitled to automatic promotion solely based on attaining higher academic qualifications.

“After the trial, the Court held inter alia that the plaintiff has failed to prove his claim on the preponderance of probability. The Plaintiff’s attainment of higher academic qualification is not entitled to promotion by reason only of that academic qualification. Thus, depending on the mode of recruitment, an entry to the Police Academy is by competitive examination or by special recommendation in line with Police Service Regulation,” the judgment noted.

The court further encouraged the plaintiff to continue taking the entrance examination, stating: “The Court therefore encourages the Plaintiff to continue writing the entrance examination as he may find favour in the exams in future.”

Chief Inspector Krah had argued that despite his 25 to 30 years of service in the police force, the Police Administration had promoted his junior colleagues under the same special amnesty, but had denied him the same treatment necessary for entry into the Police Academy and promotion to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

Source: Adiku