A graduate of the University of Cape Coast who sought to find a teaching job with the Ghana Education Service had his application letter being used as a wrapper by a roasted plantain seller in Accra.
The application letter submitted, received and stamped by Ghana Education Service found its way to the roasted plantain seller who used it to wrap her food for a customer who decided to share it online.
The letter dated 19 May 2020 shows the official Ghana Education Service Stamp, a clear indication that the letter was received and screened but unfortunately for the graduate, his dream of becoming a teacher with the Ghana Education Service was cut short.
But what bothers netizens is how will such a vital document be in the hands of a plantain seller when the person has not fully gained employment.
This is what the Twitter user wrote;
I’m at the Office this afternoon and decided to go get some “Plantain & Groundnuts” .. the woman wrapped it for me in this sheet. I looked closely and saw it was a graduates application letter. I really feel awful, how did it end up here? #FixMotherGhanaNow #FixTheCountry
I’m at the Office this afternoon and decided to go get some “Plantain & Groundnuts” .. the woman wrapped it for me in this sheet. I looked closely and saw it was a graduates application letter. I really feel awful, how did it end up here? #FixMotherGhanaNow #FixTheCountry pic.twitter.com/91iNvSCRlJ
— OG BILLY (@thewordsmith0) May 11, 2021
In October 2019, the Data Protection Commission discovered confidential documents in use for wrapping roasted plantain.
According to the Head of Incidence Management Response Team at the Data Protection Commission, Dennis Acquah, an individual had bought roasted plantain wrapped in documents containing the personal information of another person.
Following the lead, it was discovered a lot more confidential documents were being sold in bulk by an unknown syndicate at the Madina market to food vendors and petty traders.