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Release No. 2020 – 28                                                                                                                3rd July, 2020                                                                                                                                                               

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS ARRESTS TOGOLESE ATTEMPTING

TO ACQUIRE GHANAIAN VOTERS IDENTIFICATION CARD

PRESS RELEASE

Public Affairs Department, National Headquarters

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IMMIGRATION OFFICERS ARRESTS TOGOLESE ATTEMPTING

TO ACQUIRE GHANAIAN VOTERS IDENTIFICATION CARD

Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service at the Pulimakom Border Post in the Upper East Region, yesterday, arrested a Togolese for attempting to acquire Ghanaian voters’ identification card.

The Togolese who was identified as Mr. Bouguiligue Kouassi Kampe was picked up in a joint Immigration-Police operation at the Bimpelle Primary School registration center at Woriyanga at the Tempane District upon a tip-off.

Mr. Kampe who used the name ‘Yaro Kosi’ for the registration exercise and was waiting in a queue for his photograph to be taken, admitted in an interrogation that he entered the country through unapproved route.

It was also revealed that Mr. Kampe had two persons guaranteeing for him to get his name into the Ghanaian voters register.  

Mr. Kampe has been handed over to the police and investigation is ongoing to apprehend the two guarantors.

SGD.

SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA

HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tel: 0555027024

Email: mikesbridge2020@yahoo.com

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Release No. 2020 – 25        18th June, 2020

GHANA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

PRESS RELEASE

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 STRENGTHEN OPERATIONS

IN MASSIVE RESHUFFLE OF TOP SENIOR OFFICERS

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has made massive shake-up of its top Senior Officers in a bid to reinforce its capacity to secure the borders against illegal entry and prevent the importation of the novel coronavirus into the country.

The reshuffle, which takes immediate effect has led to the rotation of six top Immigration Officers and 53 other Senior Officers at the National Headquarters (NHQ), Regional and Sector Commands.

The changes saw the Head of Management Information Systems Department (MISD), Deputy Commissioner of Immigration (DCOI) Eric Afari, move to head Bono Region as the Regional Commander.

The Ashanti Regional Commander, Assistant Commission of Immigration (ACI) Michael Kwadade has been moved to the Operations Department at the NHQ, and the Regional Commander of Upper West, ACI Peter Yao Nkrumah reassigned to the North East as the Regional Commander.

The Head of Human Resource Department, Assistant Commission of Immigration (ACI) Kojo Oppong Yeboah goes to head the Tema Region as the Regional Commander whiles the Tema Regional Commander, ACI Adwoa Sika Anim takes over as the Head of Human Resource Department with the Bono Regional Commander, ACI Charles Bediako going to the Ashanti Region as the Regional Commander.

The changes marks the Comptroller-General of Immigration’s second major reshuffle since the year 2018 as it also seeks to strengthen its operations in enforcing laws relating to the immigration and employment of non-Ghanaians in the country. deca durabolin for sale

With the exception of Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI) William Andoh who hitherto was the Regional Commander for the North East and now the Upper West Regional Commander, the remaining nine Chief Superintendents of Immigration were reassigned as Second-In-Command to some of the Regional Commands, Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of some Sector Commands and other entry points.

In the same vein, Twenty-two Superintendents of Immigration (SI) were transferred to serve at the Districts Commands and minor entry points as well as permits and processing sections at NHQ while seven of them were reassigned to the Operations Departments at NHQ. testosterone injections for sale

The ranks of other senior officers reshuffled include seven Deputy Superintendents of Immigration (DSI) and seven Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (ASI).

SGD.

SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA

HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tel: 0555027024

Email: mikesbridge2020@yahoo.com



Release No. 2020 – 23

1st June, 2020

Kwame Asuah Takyi
Comptroller-General

GHANA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

PRESS RELEASE

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IMMIGRATION SERVICE TO COMMENCE ENHANCED MANDATORY MEDICAL SCREENING FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS SEEKING FOR IMMIGRATION PERMITS

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has indicated that it will commence an enhanced mandatory medical examination for all foreign nationals seeking to work and reside in the country.

The mandatory medical examination is an add-on to the already existing medical examination conducted by the Service as one of the requirement for acquiring Work and Residence permits by foreign nationals.

The directive takes effect from Monday, June 15, 2020 and will include testing for COVID-19 and also cover other permits such as Indefinite Residence, Right of Abode and Naturalization, as well as renewal of other Residence permits.

According to the GIS, the enhanced mandatory medical examination is not only to help streamline and regulate the issuance of Work, Residence and other permits in the country but also safeguard public health and security as directed by the Immigration Act of 2000, ACT 573.

Additionally, the directive will help obtain information on the health status of immigrants and its consequence on the country’s public health.

It will also assist the immigrants to known their health status in order to take the appropriate steps to seek medical intervention or otherwise observe precautionary measures for a specific disease.

The official fee for medical examination for a one-year Residence permit of a new applicant, a four-to-five-year renewal of Residence permit and an Indefinite Residence permit, as well as Right of Abode for other African descents in the Diaspora is GH¢1,100.00. A one-to-three year renewal of Residence permit will be done at GH¢600.00.

All medical examinations for these permits would be done at the GIS Clinic, located at its National Headquarters in Accra. 

SGD.

SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA

HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tel: 0555027024

Email: mikesbridge2020@yahoo.com


Release No. 2020 – 23

24th May, 2020   

Public Affairs Department, National Headquarters

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THREE NIGERIANS IN IMMIGRATION SERVICE GRIP

FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY AND ALLEGED BRIBERY

Personnel of Sogakope Inland Immigration Checkpoint of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has arrested three Nigerians for illegal entry into the country.

The Nigerians, Emmanuel Christopher, Chukuma Onyiauka and Sylvia Jamaho entered the country with the assistance of some Togolese nationals through an unidentified unapproved route at the eastern frontier but were intercepted at the Sogakope Inland Immigration Checkpoint. 

The Commander of the Sogakope Inland Immigration Checkpoint, Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI) Shadrach Asangeokwa explained that just when the Nigerians were being processed to be handed over to the Aflao Sector Command, David Jamaho who claimed to be the brother of one of the three Nigerians, Sylvia Jamaho, showed up and allegedly offered US$5,000 bribe for the sister to be released, which according to the Commander was rejected by the Officers.

He noted that the other two Nigerians also allegedly offered GH¢500 bribe to the Officers which was also rejected.

The money and David Jamaho who offered the bribe are currently in the custody of the Sogakope District Immigration Command, while the three Nigerians have been escorted back to the Aflao Sector Command of the GIS.

They have since been handed over to the Port Health Officials for medical screening and quarantined.

SGD.

SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA

HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tel: 0555027024

Email: mikesbridge2020@yahoo.com


IMMIGRATION SERVICE CONSOLES SUPERINTENDENT AMOH’S FAMILY

A delegation from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), led by its Head of Sports, Deputy Commissioner of Immigration (DCOI) Samuel Ayer has commiserated with the family of the late Superintendent (Supt.) Evans Kofi Amoh.

The late Supt. Amoh, who until his demise was the Head of the Band Unit of GIS, passed on about a week ago in Accra after a short illness.

DCOI Ayer was accompanied by the Head of Welfare Unit, Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI) Anthony Kaakyire Yeboah, Officer-In-Charge of Protocol and Event Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) Linda Asare Mantey and some Officers and Men of the GIS.

He expressed his condolence to the family over the sudden death of their colleague and described the late Supt. Amoh as a good man, adding: “everyone who worked with him would testify to that.”

DCOI Ayer noted that the Service has lost a devoted worker who was a master in his field, and said “It is God who knows best why he called him”.

He prayed that the good Lord would continue to protect the family of the deceased in this trying times and encouraged the family to consider his demise as a divine call to a higher and better life.

The Head of Welfare Unit, CSI Anthony Kaakyire Yeboah also sympathized with the family of the late Immigration Officer and said the late Supt Amoh, who was a friend and colleague departed at the time they least expected.

He assured the family of the Service’s support in giving the erstwhile Bandmaster a befitting burial.

A book of condolence was signed on behalf of the Service by the Head of Sports, DCOI Ayer.

By AICO I Pious D. Serwonu