Unemployment remains a rampant challenge among citizens in Malawi and some people have taken advantage of the high unemployment rate to pull off pranks on job seekers.
Over the past month, a bogus job vacancy announcement has been circulating on social media platforms chiefly on Whatsapp and Facebook claiming that Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is inviting applications for Customs Revenue Officer post.
Reports indicate that MRA received over 6,000 application letters from job seekers for the post.
MRA deputy director for corporate affairs, Steve Kapoloma, confirmed to have received the application letters for the post but he said they have no vacant post at their institution and they did not release any vacancy advert on the post.
“We always post all official adverts including vacancies on our official communication platforms and newspapers. People should ignore any other communication from unofficial sources.
“Beware of a bogus vacancy announcement. There is no vacancy for Customs Revenue Officer here!” emphasized Kapoloma.