Two young people who applied to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) hope to become billionaires if they are recruited.
The two have identified as John Asante Junior and Eric Obeng Brenya.
“Our immigration staff salaries will help us become billionaires. That’s why we applied, ”said the two of the state broadcaster GTV.
They were among the thousands of young people crowded into the El Wak Stadium in Accra to show themselves through processes that may lead to their application success.
– Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (@thegbcghana) October 26, 2021
Several thousand young people across the country are hoping to find employment by joining Ghana’s security service.
The long queues observed at various screening centers for admission to the service are not much different from those observed during the application process for admission to the Ghanaian Armed Forces and National Fire Service.
In July this year, thousands of young people gathered at the El Wak Sports Stadium to take part in the medical screening process for recruitment into the Ghanaian Armed Forces.
Unemployment among Ghanaian youth is high.
The government has already made it clear that it is not well positioned to employ more people in the public sector.
At a Springboard-Ghana Cares Youth Dialogue earlier this month, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta urged young people to venture into entrepreneurship rather than looking for public sector jobs with the government.