The Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Operations, Mr Laud Akwasi Affrifah, reviewed the passing out ceremony of 352 cadets from the Police Counter Terrorism Training Center in Huhunya.
The British Home Secretary, Priti Sushil Patel, has handed over a British Government-funded Task Force Facility to the Ghana Immigration Service to help combat organised immigration crimes and document fraud on 2nd June, 2021. In attendance at the commissioning of the GITF was the British High Commissioner, H.E Ian Walker, the Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, the Chief Director at the Interior Ministry, Mrs Adelaide Annor Kumi, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Kwame Asuah-Takyi and the Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of Operations, Mr Laud Akwasi Affrifah.
Some scenes from a workshop for senior military officers from the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College comprising officers from Nigeria, South Africa, Togo and Tanzania who were on a study tour to the GIS on 20th May, 2021.
The Denmark Ambassador, H.E Tom Norring, in the company of the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, paid a day visit to the Document Fraud Expertise Centre (DFEC) at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). The Centre which was founded by the Danish Government has trained officers of the GIS, Police CID, Passport Office, the Registral General’s Department and personnel of the Birth and Death Registry in document fraud detection. This has drastically brought down the incidence of identity fraud.
Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery paid a day working visit to the Counter Terrorism Enactment and Concentration Camp
The Honorable Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has paid a day working visit to the Counter Terrorism Enactment and Concentration Camp (CTECC) together with the Eastern Regional Minister, Honorable Seth Acheampong, Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI) Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, Inspector General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh and Deputy-Comptroller General of Immigration, Operations and Command Post (DCG/OPS), Mr. Laud Afrifa to familiarize himself with the training Camp
TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMMIGRATION TO STEP-UP HOTEL INSPECTION DURING EASTER
The Ghana Immigration Service wishes to inform all Hotels, Landlords and living apartment owners that it is going to step up its inspections and enforcement operations during the Easter holidays
They are reminded of the requirement of Section 52 (1) (b) of the Immigration Act 573 that obliges them to ensure that all lodgers within their facilities are documented non-Ghanaians.
Section 52(1) (b) states that, a person who knowingly harbors any person whom he knows is to be deported or has reasonable grounds to believe has acted in contravention of this Act commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand Ghana Cedis or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.
LANDLORDS AND PROPERTY OWNERS
The GIS hereby wishes to serve notice to all landlords and owners of properties that, it will be conducting vigorous checks on their premises, and are therefore being asked, to fully cooperate with officers of the GIS.
This stepped-up operation is in line with various strategies lined up by the Service to ensure that the Easter holidays is free from criminal activities that are likely to mar the peace and safety of the citizenry.
The Service wishes to reiterate its earlier call on landlords to demand proof of residence or legal stay and Immigration registration from would be non-Ghanaian tenants before entering into any tenancy agreement with them.
Landlords and owners of properties are further cautioned that, the obstruction or prevention of an officer of the GIS from carrying out his lawful duty is an offence under the Immigration Act.
They are therefore required to fully cooperate with officers of the Service when they visit their premises.
The GIS wishes to advise hoteliers and owners of residential apartments to keep appropriate data on all guests within their premises and make same available to officers of the Service who will be visiting their premises.
Failure to provide such information is a breach of the Immigration laws and upon conviction two years imprisonment may be imposed.
TRANSPORTING ILLEGAL MIGRANTS
In line with this, transporters across the country especially those within the border communities are hereby warned to desist from conveying irregular migrants who enter the country through unapproved routes to various locations within the country.
It is an offence under the Immigration laws of the country and the Service will not spare any transporter who is caught in the act. Bus terminals and public transport stations will be closely monitored during this period.
The Service would like to call on the general public to cooperate with Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service by providing timely information on all suspicious movement of persons within their communities who are not known residents of the community to the nearest Immigration Office or Police station.
In line with its vision of delivering excellence in security and migration management for national development the Service will not relent on its mandate to ensure that the territorial integrity of the country is protected and also support in ensuring a conducive internal security for the people of Ghana.
SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA
HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
IMMIGRATION ACQUIRES NINE (9) MORE APARTMENTS FOR ITS OFFICERS IN BONO REGION
The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Kwame Asuah Takyi, with some management members at the State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021) on 9th March 2021 at Parliament House
The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Kwame Asuah Takyi, at the 64th Independence Day parade held at the Jubilee House on 6th March, 2021