In the current recruitment exercise by the Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS), candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks have been disqualified from the exercise.
According to the spokesman of the immigration service, such candidates were disqualified because people with such marks might bleed during the “strenuous” training.
Speaking to BBC Pidgin, Superintendent Michael Amoako-Attah said, “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 bleeding.”
The ban on stretch marks has aroused anger on social media even though persons with tattoos, dreadlocks and “bow legs” were also disqualified from the exercise.
The immigration service received about 84,000 applications but only 500 persons will be recruited after some 84,000 people had paid 50 cedis ($11; £8) each for an application form.
This development has also angered the people and is the latest controversy surrounding the GIS recruitment exercise.
Candidates must also undergo a medical and a full body check as part of the GIS recruitment process.
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