Ghana Immigration Service vows not to employ women with stretch marks or bleached skin

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) says all ladies who have stretch marks, bleached skins and surgery cuts will be automatically dismissed from their recruitment program.

Ghana Immigration Service

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

Those with tattoos, dreadlocks and “bow legs” were also disqualified from the exercise.

“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.

47,477 of the 84,637 who applied have been shortlisted for the second stage with only 500 job openings.

The GIS recruitment process has aroused anger from social media users while others praised the move against women who lighten their skin.

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