Two employees of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) were fired after presenting “false certificates” to gain employment at the central bank.
The BoG indicated in a press release on January 18, 2022 that allegations claiming 90% of newly hired staff had fraudulent certificates were “not true.”
According to the report, “The message that is spreading on social media has been distorted in order to misinform the public. It is not accurate that 90% of newly hired employees were discovered to have presented forged documents.”
“The instance in question includes two (2) members of staff whose appointments were terminated for presenting fraudulent certificates as part of their job documentation,” says the statement.
“Those discovered to have provided forged documentation (including academic and professional qualifications) are either dropped from the recruitment process or have their services terminated if they are already on-boarded and on probation, as part of due diligence activities during and after recruitment.”