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GIS MARKS AFRICA BORDER DAY

 

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has marked Africa Border Day (ABD) with a call on border officials to make the borders safe for legitimate travelers and also ensure that the borders are not breached by criminals and ensure that the operations at the borders serve as deterrents to them.


Speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Director of Operations, Bonaventure Agortimevor, further stated that African borders have not seen any improvement in terms of infrastructure, and Ghana is lagging behind when it comes to border infrastructure.

Some dignitaries who graced the ceremony. With them is the Deputy Head of Ghana’s Mission in Lome, Ezekiel Totme, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ketu South (MCE) , Hon. Pascal Lamptey and Representatives from Sister Security

He further stated that in the wake of the 9\11incident in America, most countries have introduced the use of technology and military accoutrement in securing their borders. He expressed the hope that Ghana would improve its infrastructure to meet international standards.

Mr. Bonaventure made these statements at an event to mark African Border Day, in Aflao in the Volta Region. The occasion was under the theme’ Africa Year of Human Right with a Special Focus on the Right of Women’.  

The day is set aside by the African Union to be celebrated by the fifty four (54) member state every year with the aim of fostering African Unity through the delimitation and demarcation of borders, strengthen cross- border cooperation and building capacity.


Some of the dignitaries present at the event were the Chief of Aflao, Togbui Amenya Fiti Vand the Queen Mother of Aflao, Mama Akuwi, Deputy Head of Ghana’s Mission in Lome, Ezekiel Totme,  the Municipal Chief Executive for Ketu South (MCE) , Hon. Pascal Lamptey International Consultant, Dr. Linus Foli and Representatives from sister security agencies at the Border and Lome.

BY:
BARBARA SAM
Snr. Insp / Public Affairs
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