Women with bleached skin and stretch marks disqualified from jobs in Ghana’s immigration service

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Swamped with thousands of applicants for 500 jobs, Ghana’s immigration service is refusing those with bleached skin and stretch marks.

This has sparked outrage, with rights groups in Ghana labelling the move as “sexist” and “unfair”.

It is reported that applicants with tattoos and dreadlocks were also disqualified.

Candidates will have to face a medical check as part of the Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) recruitment process.

More than 8,000 people paid the equivalent of R120 for an application, only to learn that the service is recruiting no more than 500 people.

Local member of parliament, Richard Quashigah, has urged rejected applicants to demand a refund.

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