‘GIS is not recruiting’

Dr Peter Wiredu,Director GISThe Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) says it has not received clearance from government to undertake any recruitment exercise this year.

It has therefore, urged the public to report any miscreants putting fake immigration recruitment forms in the public domain.

The Head of Public Affairs of the Service, Mr. Francis Palmdeti, told The Ghanaian Times that the following the freeze of the recruitment exercise two years ago, the service had not been issued with any warrant to begin a new process or to go ahead with the previous process that was frozen in the middle of the exercise, adding that “we are not recruiting this year or have any plans to do so”.

Mr. Palmdeti, was reacting to questions posed by our reporter on rumours that the service was recruiting potential officers, a situation that had necessitated, some middlemen allegedly demanding GH¢2,000 from unsuspecting people.

Their modus operandi is, you pay GH¢1,000 as refundable part payment, and the rest after one is successful and has started the training.

But the head of the Public Affairs of the GIS has advised the public to learn from the recent scandal that hit the Ghana Police Service and desist from trying to use short cut to achieve their goal.

He said the GIS had not engaged the services of anybody to conduct recruitment exercise on its behalf adding that “the Service is not selling recruitment forms, and that no decision to recruit has been taken by the GIS”.

Mr. Palmdeti, said the GIS recruitment exercise, “is not a one day affair as adverts are placed in the papers with the requisite criteria clearly stated”.

He said the service would then make a shortlist of applicants for an interview or conduct an examination after which successful candidates are informed and asked to go through medical examination.

Mr. Palmdeti, said the successful candidates are then given prospectus for training at the Academy or training school located at Assin-Fosu.

He said those who come out successfully at the training, are then given appointment letters, adding that “the service attach great importance to this process, and that anyone who misses any of this processes is not fit to be an immigration officer.

BY Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

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