The ministry of employment and labour relations has cautioned the public against an ongoing recruitment scam where an email, purportedly emanating from the ministry, is notifying the public of scheduled interviews.
The purported interviews are ongoing at the ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration. The interviews claimed to have begun on 7 March 2023.
A statement issued by the ministry of employment and labour relations, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the email directed persons interested in the job offer to pay GHC300 into mobile money account numbers 0203536390 and 0560785536.
The payment was meant to facilitate the interview and subsequent completion of public service interview evaluation forms.
The statement noted that, text messages titled “Ministries” had been sent to the public to contact Romeo Adams, designated as the human resource manager on 0203536390 to confirm participation in the said interview.
Contacts of unsuspecting job seekers, who sent monies, were blocked from making calls to the recipient’s number, the statement said.
It said “the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations is seizing this opportunity to inform all and sundry, especially jobseekers and Ghanaian youth, that the Ministry has not officially notified the public of any recruitment interview at the Foreign Affairs Ministry….
“Romeo Adams is not a staff of the Employment and Labour Relations Ministry and the Ministry is not a recruitment body.”
The ministry’s website is www.melr.gov.gh. The Facebook page of the ministry is Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations-Ghana.