The Ghana Immigration Service (GIJ) has denied allegations that it is secretly recruiting individuals.
Head of Public Affairs, Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta, said in a statement on Thursday that any news of the security agency secretly recruiting personnel in the media must not be given any attention.
It comes on the back of claims made by the minority in Ghana’s Parliament that the service is part of the list of security agencies directed by the presidency to recruit party faithfuls.
This, therefore, has drawn the attention of GIS Management to respond, saying the Finance Ministry has given the Service financial clearance to continue with the Validation process of prospective applicants from 2018.
“The truth of the matter is that, the Service is currently conducting a screening exercise to select prospective applicants from its backlog of applicants who applied to join the service during the 2017/2018 recruitment exercise”, the Immigration Service clarified in the said statement.
It continued, “This current screening exercise is, therefore, a continuation of the previous recruitment drive to exhaust the backlog of qualified applicants in our database”.
Below is the full statement
By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH