17.08.2004 Business & Finance

Confusion At Labour Office

17.08.2004 LISTEN

There was confusion at the labour office in Accra on Monday morning when some victims of a job recruitment scandal called to demand a refund of their monies.

The few guys who went to the labour office met with one of the officers, Jane Frimpong, who was involved in the failed recruitment exercise and demanded their monies back.

The meeting resulted in some hot exchanges, as the lady insisted she was only acting on orders as such has nothing to do with those asking for a refund of their monies.

Some four hundred people were registered to work in hotels in the US after paying a thousand dollars each in addition to a non-refundable interviewing fee of 500,000 cedis to a South African business woman.

But after waiting for over a year without any word from the agents, the job applicants began agitating for a refund of their monies.

A spokesperson of the group told JoyNews that their decision to go to the labour office was due to their frustration as the employment ministry does not appear to be getting any closer to solving the case.

Meanwhile a local agent of the South African Recruitment company, David Kumi, and two others are on police bail pending the completion of police investigation.

Joy News has also learnt that the Chief Labour officer, Talkking Essilfie has been interdicted for his involvement in the whole deal.

Mr. Essilfie is alleged to have vouched for the South African company and the victims registered at the labour office under his supervision.

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