Accra, Ghana – Eighty-two aggrieved police officers have filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General, the Ghana Police Service, and the Inspector General of Police, alleging unfair and capricious treatment regarding their promotion within the ranks of the Ghana Police Service.
The police officers claim that they are entitled to promotions following the completion of their studies under the study leave with pay policy of the service. However, despite several months passing since the completion of their studies, they have yet to receive the promised promotions.
According to the lawsuit, all plaintiffs applied for the 2017/2018 Academic Year Study Leave with pay program for tertiary courses with durations ranging between two to four years. Upon qualifying and being selected, each officer entered into a bond agreement with the Police Service, committing to serve for at least five years upon completion of their respective courses. The bond was conditional upon the officers fulfilling their service obligations.
However, the plaintiffs allege that despite fulfilling their study requirements and satisfying the terms of their bond agreements, they have not been promoted as expected. They contend that the Ghana Police Service has acted unfairly and capriciously by failing to honor their rightful promotions.
The aggrieved police officers are seeking redress through legal channels, hoping to rectify what they perceive as a breach of their employment agreements. They argue that their diligent service and commitment to furthering their education should be duly recognized and rewarded.
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