The Ghana Immigration Service has invited shortlisted applicants to the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra for a health screening exercise and entrance examination for their next enlistment into the security service.
According some posts and pictures that have been sighted on social media by YEN.com.gh, thousands of youth can be seen in queues in front of the stadium waiting for further instructions to be able to move into the premises.
According to a video sighted on Twitter, some of the applicants were purported to have already arrived at the stadium by 6:15 AM.
As at 6:15am, Thousands of Ghanaians had lined up at the El-Wak stadium. #ImmigrationRecruitment
— JOHN-TERRY TRESH (@JohnTerryTresh) January 4, 2018
The post on Twitter read, “As at 6:15am, Thousands of Ghanaians had lined up at the El-Wak stadium. #ImmigrationRecruitment. Unemployment is a national security threat!”
The activities for the day would be registration and screening. Some pictures that have been sighted also showed some of the applicants seated already for the entrance examination.
Some of the applicants revealed that they allegedly were charged GHc 50 for the registration exercise which would also cover the entrance examination.
The situation around the area has resulted in heavy vehicular and human traffic due to the enormous number of applicants who had turned up for the exercise.
The video of the huge turnout at the El-Wak Sports Stadium goes a long way to stress on the high unemployment rate in the country with many people struggling to get jobs.