GHANA BARS WOMEN WITH STRETCH MARKS AND BLEACHED SKIN FROM EMPLOYMENT 

 

GHANA BARS WOMEN WITH STRETCH MARKS AND BLEACHED SKIN FROM EMPLOYMENT 

Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks from a massive recruitment exercise, according to a BBC report.

The GIS received some 84,000 applications for the 500 jobs it was looking to fill and part of its recruitment requirements was that candidates must undergo a medical and a full body check.

Those disqualified from the recruitment exercise include people with tattoos, dreadlocks and bow leg. The act has been condemned by many Ghanaians who called the barring “sexist” and “unfair.” 

Speaking to BBC, a GIS spokesman, Superintendent Michael Amoako-Attah, said the service had reached the decision because people with stretch marks might bleed during the “strenuous” training.

In his words, “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.”

While the ban on stretch marks has aroused anger on social media, some have hailed the move against women with bleached skin

Credit: Wendy Blaze

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