The Zongo Diaspora Outreach Foundation (ZDOF) and Group Youth Centre has noted with dismay, the decision by the authorities at the Ghana Immigration Service to charge prospective applicants for employment with the Service GH50.
It is rather sad and unforgivable that in a country with large youth unemployment, state institutions should be allowed to embark on such obnoxious practice of charging the unemployed for jobs. The ZDOF German Office has noted with interest that while the GIS was embarking on its employment drive in Ghana, the German police in Berlin, the German capital, just about the same period, advertised for positions in its ranks. No applicant was asked to pay a cent.
ZDOF Ghana and Germany as well as the Group Youth Centre at Nima in Accra, call on the Akufo-Addo administration to take urgent steps to end this practice by state institutions. This, we believe will be in line with candidate, now President Akufo-Addo’s policy agenda of Change in Ghana.
The youth of Ghana look up to the government to take concrete steps to end their suffering. The large army of graduate unemployed across the country provide a useful base of well-trained human resources for the government to tap in, to further its accelerated development programmes to raise the standard of living for the people of Ghana.
ZDOF Ghana and Germany and Group Youth Centre are fully conscious of the daunting task facing the government in all sectors of our national life – education, health, housing, transportation etc. The youth are ready and prepared to work in concert with the government to address these challenges.
Secretary General of ZDOF International