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Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks

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The Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks from a massive recruitment exercise.

A GIS spokesman told the BBC this was because people with such marks might bleed during the “strenuous” training.

Some Ghanaians condemned the bar as sexist and unfair. Those with tattoos, dreadlocks and “bow legs” were also disqualified from the exercise.

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The GIS received some 84,000 applications for just 500 jobs.

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“The kind of work we do, it’s strenuous and the training is such that if you have bleached skin or surgical marks on your body during training exercises, you may incur some bleedings,” Superintendent Michael Amoako-Attah, told BBC Pidgin.

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Candidates must undergo a medical and a full body check as part of the GIS recruitment process.

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This is the latest controversy surrounding the GIS recruitment exercise.

Ghanaians also reacted angrily when the agency revealed it was only recruiting 500 people, after some 84,000 people had paid 50 cedis ($11; £8) each for an application form.

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A local MP, Richard Quashigah, has urged rejected applicants to take the GIS to court to recover the application fee.

Credit: BBC


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