Authorities, by means of implementation businesses, has arrange three new coaching amenities for the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has introduced.
These amenities – Mid-Nation Faculty at Tepa; Tactical Coaching Faculty, Kyebi; and a Centre of Excellence at Odorkor, Accra, all to be commissioned quickly – in addition to the continuing procurement of specialised automobiles, tools and arms are a part of interventions by Authorities to coach and equip the primary line of protection of the nation’s borders to safeguard the residents, residents and guests to Ghana.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia introduced these as a part of complete retooling and enhancement measures for the Ghana Immigration Service to allow it fulfil its mandate within the face of adjusting dynamics in border management and crime prevention when he reviewed the commencement parade of Cadet Consumption 17 on the Immigration Service Academy and Coaching Faculty (ISATS) at Assin Foso within the Central Area on Friday, July 21, 2023.
That is the primary Officer-level passing out ceremony for the GIS for the reason that lifting of Covid 19 restrictions. In all, 357 Cadets obtained the President’s assent to turn out to be Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service after seven months of rigorous coaching in Immigration Legislation, Practices and Procedures; Migration Administration; Operational Planning; Felony Procedures; Intelligence gathering and Investigations; Journey Doc Administration, Map Studying & Navigation; French language, amongst others..
“The Ghana Immigration Service is chargeable for managing the nation’s borders and thus serves as the primary line of protection, guaranteeing that no matter is available in and goes out of our nation is monitored, together with the issuance of visas to non-Ghanaians.
“The Service additionally performs a key function in nationwide safety, commerce & funding facilitation, tourism and for that matter nationwide improvement. You’ll due to this fact agree with me that the Service occupies a really strategic place towards reaching peace and safety in addition to financial prosperity.” the Vice President famous.
“This can be a vital a part of nationwide protection, and Authorities on it half won’t renege on its duties of offering the logistics wanted for the GIS to ship on its mandate. I’m happy to announce that Authorities has delivered its promise of procuring arms and ammunition for the Service to spice up its operations and improve safety on the borders. Once more, the GIS could be geared up with specialised surveillance tools, regional workplaces, residential lodging, and different vital operational logistics,” he disclosed.
Alluding to related provisions made for the Navy and the Police, Dr Bawumia assured that Authorities, in the identical vein, “would procure high-performance automobiles to help the operations of the Ghana Immigration Service. The Service is already making vital arrests of some foreigners counterfeiting our forex and others concerned in cybercrime, thereby damaging the picture of Ghana.”
Charging the management of the GIS to repeatedly reside as much as the belief reposed in them by Ghanaians, Dr Bawumia famous: “The administration of migration and its implications on safety internationally retains assuming intricate dimensions with every passing day. That however, the advantages that accrue to the efficient administration of migration can’t be underestimated.
“That is why the Authorities of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo believes that the GIS has to undertake a extra progressive and sturdy strategy to managing migration within the collective curiosity of the State. I do know you might have embraced trendy expertise as essentially the most dependable device for reaching this aim. Proof of that is the implementation of expertise put in place for the paperless enter of traveler’s information on the Kotoka worldwide airport in March 2023.
“We’ve got additionally seen some degree of implementation of the Ghana card as an e-passport (with the Ghana card the id of individuals could be established utilizing their fingerprints). Ghana Missions and different Embassies overseas will have the ability to set up the id of Ghanaians utilizing their fingerprints. Id may even be established with out the Ghana card so long as you might have been enrolled on the database. The Ghana card can also be being linked with present passports in order that journey historical past might be preserved.”
Dr Bawumia applauded the nice relationship and cooperation that has existed and developed through the years with between the Ghana Immigration Service and sister safety businesses, which has seen a few of these businesses practice their personnel on the Service’s coaching facility.
“The GIS has educated the Narcotics Management Fee and Nationwide Fee of Small Arms on two totally different events for every of the establishments. The final coaching includes seventy-nine (79) Officer Cadets from Narcotic Management Fee and twenty-nine (29) Officer Cadets from Nationwide Fee of Small Arms and Gentle Weapons. The NACOC Officer Cadets reported on the twenty first January, 2023 and graduated on the twenty eighth April, 2023. The Small Arms and Gentle Weapons officer cadets arrived on the Academy on 4th Could, 2023 and graduated on the 2nd June, 2023.”
Authorities, Dr Bawumia assured, totally appreciates the immense contribution of the GIS and the function it performs in the direction of nationwide improvement, within the midst of the difficult logistical constraints.
“It’s reassuring to know that the Service has mapped out a transparent strategic route in the direction of the achievement of its aspirations consistent with that of our expensive nation, Ghana,” he added.