THE Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI) Kwame Asuah Takyi has reaffirmed his commitment to ensure challenges being faced by personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) are resolved.
He said he would continue to impress on the government, through the sector ministry, until these challenges including inadequate logistics and their general welfare are addressed.
“I can assure you that your welfare and finding solutions to our challenges and logistical inadequacy is at the core of this administration. For this reason, I have come personally to have a look at them so I can better present it to the appropriate quarters for improved working conditions,” he said.
He was addressing personnel of the service at separate gatherings during a nine-day working visit to the Northern, Upper West and the newly created Savannah Regions, last week.
The tour was to enable the CGI have first-hand information on activities and observe the level of challenges bedeviling the GIS as well as interact with personnel on various administrative issues.
It comes at a time the second batch of border patrol officers have been deployed to the North part of the country to beef up border security in the wake of the influx of neighboring Burkina Faso nationals as part of ´Operation Conquest Fist´.
The CGI visited GIS offices and approved routes in Damongo, Bole, Wa, Tumu, Hamile, Lawra, Nandom and Chache border posts and also toured the Sawla, Kalba, Saru, Vouvou, Taglagiri, Fielmo, Kokoligu, Dabor, Maase, Wecheau, Talawo Naa, Gwollu, Kupulima and other unapproved routes.
He told the personnel that government, in equipping the service with arms, for effective border management, in line with the service’s new mandate, had completed all procurement processes for the arms to be delivered by December.
He admonished the personnel to be cautious when using the arms.
As part of the tour, Mr Takyi paid courtesy calls on Dakpem Naa, Chief of Tamale at the Dakpema Palace, the 34th King of Wa, Wa Naa Fuseini Seidu Gbelgo IV, Regional Ministers, Coordinating Directors and the District Chief Executives.
He also inspected the new Regional Command Office allocated to the GIS in Damango where he made recommendations for a smooth take off of their operations.
BY TIMES REPORTER