General News of Thursday, 4 January 2018
A total of 3,928 job seekers are undergoing the Ghana Immigration Service’s recruitment process in the Volta Regional capital, Ho.
The applicants are part of a nationwide exercise by the Service to shortlist both graduates and undergraduates for recruitment.
Out of the total number of 3,928 applicants from the Volta Region, 521 applied as graduates, 372 as Higher National Diploma Holders, and the rest are WASSCE Certificate Holders.
Aside crosschecking the validity of their certificates, heights, and weights the stature of applicants are also being checked.
The Volta Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service, Philip Essuman, told Citi News successful applicants would be made to write an examination on Friday, January 5, 2018.
He said those without valid certificates and did not complete their National Service would be disqualified.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, who visited the recruitment grounds briefly to monitor the exercise challenged the officials to ensure a smooth and fair process.
Across the country, the exercise is taking place in all ten regional capitals.
In all, about 84,000 people applied, with only five hundred needed to be engaged by the Service nationwide. Each applicant spent Ghc50 cedis during the online application process.
This confirms the worsening unemployment levels in the country. Some 15,000 people converged on the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra for the screening exercise.
The applicants in long winding queues caused severe vehicular traffic around the stadium area as they waited outside the gate to enter the stadium.