Release No.2020 – 17
29TH APRIL, 2020
GHANA IMMIGRATION SERVICE
Public Affairs Department, National Headquarters
Off Ako Adjei Interchange, No. 7 Mozambique Link, Ridge, Accra
Tel: +233-(0)302-224445, Fax: +233-(0)302-232597, Website: www.gis.gov.gh
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IMMIGRATION SERVICE GETS MORE SUPPORT TO BOOST COVID-19 FIGHT
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has received various donations from individuals and corporate bodies to support the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The items donated included, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, nose masks, personal protective equipment (PPE), bottles of water, liquid soaps, veronica buckets, plastic wares, disposable gloves and other sanitary wares.
The donations took place at various times at the forecourt of the National Headquarters of the GIS by Alstonia Investments Limited, Y & W Industry (GH) Limited, China Ghana Exchange Charity Foundation and KANE-EM Industries Limited.
The rest are Blow Chem Ghana, Sunda Investment Limited, Delta Agro, Ad Media, NNEST Metals Company Limited and Mahmoud Jewelries Limited.
They all expressed delight at contributing their quota to stop the importation and spread of the deadly virus in the country.
They also said that the gesture was part of their corporate social responsibility to help support the Service, particularly as it was one of the frontliners in the fight against the virus.
“This gesture is to show our appreciation to the Service for the immense role being played by the Service in protecting the country’s frontiers against the importation of the virus and its spread in the country”, they noted.
They advised individuals to stick to the preventive protocols to help reduce the spread of the pandemic in the country.
The Ghana Immigration Service has deployed about 3,500 personnel to help maintain law and order, conduct contact tracing and enhanced patrols to stop the importation and spread of the virus in the country.
SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA
HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
PRUDENTIAL BANK SUPPORTS IMMIGRATION SERVICE IN COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS
Prudential Bank has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to support the national COVID-19 response efforts.
The PPE included 10,000 hand gloves, 10 gallons of 5 liter rubbing alcohol, 1,000 N95 nose masks, 10 gallons of 5 liter alcohol-based hand sanitizer and 1,000 surgical nose masks.
The items were presented on behalf of the Board and Management of the Prudential Bank by the Executive Head of Operations, Mr. Thomas Broni.
He said the donation was to support the Service in the discharge of its duties in preventing the importation and spread of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
He commended the Service for ensuring tight security at the nation’s frontiers against infiltration of illegal entry of persons through the unapproved routes.
Mr. Broni assured the GIS of their continuous support to help achieve their goals.
Receiving the items, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, expressed gratitude to the company for the support.
He noted that as part of ‘Operation COVID safety’ the GIS was in the frontline ensuring that the borders remain closed as directed by the President of the Republic and to help stop the spread of the virus.
“As frontliners, we are preventing the importation of the virus into the country, assisting in tracing and testing persons and supporting the military and police to maintain law and order”, he said.
The CGI extolled personnel at the borders for the several interceptions and arrests of smugglers and persons for illegal entry into the country and noted that the PPE’s would be distributed to protect them against the deadly virus.
“Our men are at the frontline fighting the virus and are exposed to it, and so these items will be sent to protect them” he indicated.
Mr. Takyi counselled individuals and businesses to stay on the brighter side of the health crisis and learn to show care and respect for all persons.
He also urged businesses to be innovative in restructuring their operations to remain in business.
By ICO Raymond K. Baxey
IMMIGRATION SERVICE RECEIVES PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT FROM ADB
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other sanitary wares to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to help combat the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The items include, 15 veronica buckets, 150 pieces of nose masks, 144 bottles of hand sanitizers, 300 pieces of hand gloves, 60 rolls of paper towels and 120 bottles of liquid soap.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Comptroller-General of Immigration and Management of the GIS at the forecourt of the Head Office of ADB in Accra, the Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration (DCGI) in charge of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Judith Dzokoto-Lomoh, expressed gratitude to the Board and Management of ADB for the kind gesture and said the items would be sent to the border posts to augment the operational directives that had been put in place by the Service to fight the deadly virus.
She noted that the GIS would continue to make sure the borders remain closed and that it would protect the countrys frontiers from any importation of the coronavirus into the country.
The Managing Director of ADB, Dr. John Kofi Mensah who presented the items to the Service said he was optimistic that the items donated would go a long way to contribute to the countrys fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
As said by the President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, we are not in normal times and therefore calls on Ghanaians to adhere strictly to the health protocols of wearing nose mask, constantly washing hands with soap under running water, practicing social distancing, exercising and most importantly staying at home, if we have nothing to do in town, he noted.
The GIS is one of the few selected institution to benefit from these items PPEs, medical supplies and sanitary wares – valued at GH¢800,000.00.
AKOTESI COMPANY LIMITED DONATES TO IMMIGRATION SERVICE
The Akotesi Company limited (ACL) has donated 100 rolls of paper towels to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) as part of efforts to support ‘Operation COVID Safety’.
Donating the items, the Director of ACL, Mrs. Betty Quaynor said the donation was to support the GIS in its fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
She also noted that the donation forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility with the promise that more items would be delivered in due time.
Receiving the items on behalf of the GIS, the Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration in charge of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Judith Dzokoto- Lomoh said the items will go a long way to support officers of the Service in delivering their duties in the fight against COVID-19.
She thanked the company for the kind gesture and promised to put the items into good use to benefit of the Service.
- By INSP. Kezia Atsu/GAR
COVID-19: INDIVIDUALS TEAM UP IN SUPPORT OF GIS
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has received 6,000 bottles of drinking water from Mr. Mahmoud Kurdi and Mr. Mahmoud El Mahmoud to help fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The two managers, of NNEST Metals Company Limited and Mahmouds Jewelries Limited respectively, said the gesture was in support of the Service’s efforts as frontliners in combating the virus.
“The donation is to show appreciation to the personnel of the Service for their commitment and sacrifice in the fight against the pandemic and we hope your efforts pay off”, Mr. Mamoud El Mamoud, noted.
Receiving the items at the National Headquarters, Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration (DCGI) in charge of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Judith Dzokoto-Lomoh expressed gratitude to the two managers and said the contribution of the GIS in the fight against the Coronavirus was being acknowledged and appreciated by all-and-sundry.
The DCGI said the donation was timely and it would quench the thirst of Officers assisting the Ghana Health Service in contact tracing as well as personnel supporting the Police to maintain law and order and those on patrols at the frontiers.
She encouraged Officers to observe all protocols in order not to contract the virus, explaining that they were “at the frontline of the fight and need to stay alert and safe, especially with social distancing.”
The Ghana Immigration Service is currently assisting the Ghana Health Service in tracing all persons who travelled into the country between 3rd March, 2020 and 23rd March, 2020.
By: AICO II Pious D. Serwonu
IMMIGRATION LADIES ASSOCIATION DONATES SANITARY ITEMS TO IMMIGRATION SERVICE
The Immigration Ladies Association (IMMILAC) has donated sanitary items to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for distribution to its Academy and Training School to help combat the novel coronavirus.
IMMILAC was formed in December 2009 as an Association comprising all female officers of the GIS irrespective of rank to help raise the standard of discipline and professionalism among female officers, nurture individual talents through mentorship and ensure the welfare of members.
The items include 30 Veronica Buckets, 20 Rubber Bowls, 20 pieces of Hand washing liquid soaps and 4 packs of tissues.
Presenting the items at the forecourt of the National Headquarters of the GIS on last Thursday, the President of the Association, Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration (DCGI) in charge of Finance Administration, Mrs. Judith Dzokoto-Lomoh said IMMILAC was pleased to support and contribute its quota to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19.
“These are not normal times, and as female officers with motherly instinct, it is appropriate to show that motherly care to mankind, especially, our would-be officers” she noted.
She assured management of the GIS that there were more to come, and that, the gesture exhibited by IMMILAC was just the beginning.
The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi expressed gratitude to the Association and indicated that the items would help sanitize the environment of the Immigration Service Academy and Training School (ISATS) against the pandemic.
He assured the Association that the items would be immediately dispatched to ISATS at Assin Foso in the Central Region to augment the operational directives that had already been put in place by the Service.
SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA
HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS