The Communications Manager of this bank advised internet users on 16 September through the official Facebook account (Afriland First Bank): “Dear supporters, contrary to an ongoing rumour, spreading through social networks, Afriland First Bank did not start a large recruitment operation for front desk officiers, account managers/cashiers”, the communiqué informs. Concluding with kind regards.
A message which does not enchant the many young people who applied, according to the high number of comments this post generated. “You reall should hire; these people spreading rumours are right. I have to wait two hours in the queue at your Mendong branch (an area in Yaoundé, Ed.) for a transaction”, railed an internet user.
Such rumours have been increasing in an environment where the unemployment rate is 13% according to official data and where the informal sector represents 90% of the job market (or the subcontracting market). Youth in the 15-34 age group are those most affected by this scourge.