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INTERIOR MINISTER VISITS GIS
 

The Hon. Minister, Ambrose Dery, the Comptroller- General of GIS, and the Chief Director of the Ministry of Interior in a chat.  In the background is the Deputy Minister.

The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, has assured the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) that the Ministry would work hand in hand with the Service in achieving its objectives of effectively managing the borders of the country and managing migration for national development.

He stated that the Ministry is aware of the numerous challenges the service is facing especially in the area of capacity building, IT equipment, weapons, and the need for robust vehicles amongst others which should enable the Service deal with terrorism which is gradually gaining grounds in the sub-region.

He made these statements when he paid a day working visit to the National Headquarters of the GIS to have one on one interaction with the members of the National Immigration Management Committee.

The Hon. Minister, Ambrose Dery, the Comptroller- General of GIS, and the Chief Director of the Ministry of Interior in a chat.  In the background is the Deputy Minister.

Hon. Dery urged the Members of Management not to hesitate in letting the Ministry know of any other needs and challenges of the Service’s so that the Ministry could assist. He again mentioned that the Interior Ministry would work with the Service in implementing provisions in the new Immigration Service Act, 2016 (Act 908).

He pointed out that the government respects and appreciates the Service’s role in securing the country’s frontiers in spite of logistical challenges the Service is confronted with.

On his part, the Comptroller-General of GIS, Kwame Asuah Takyi briefed the Minster on the implementation status of the new Immigration Service Act, 2016 (Act 908) which gives the Service the legal backing to wield weapons in the discharge of its duties, the elevation of the rank of the Head of the GIS, the ranking structure as well as the change of Board of the Service to Council.


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BY:
BARBARA SAM
Snr. Insp / Public Affairs
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