GIS asked to remain disciplined, patriotic

The Chief Direc­tor of the Min­istry of Interior, Mrs Adelaide Anno-Kumi, has entreated officers of the Ghana Immigration Ser­vice (GIS) to remain disciplined, patriotic, and have a positive attitude towards work in the New Year.

She urged them to also respect each other and collaborate effec­tively with other security agencies in the course of their work.

Mrs Anno-Kumi made the call at a thanksgiving service, organ­ised by GIS on the theme: “Give thanks to God in all circumstanc­es,” in Accra, on Friday.

She said that data available to the ministry showed that the GIS was the most sought-after service because of the good image it had portrayed over the years, and urged personnel to sustain the feat.

Mrs Anno-Kumi advised GIS personnel to be vigilant and re­port suspicious characters to the appropriate authorities.

Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, Comptroller-General, GIS, appealed to the personnel to be dedicated to work to move the country forward.

He said the GIS was working to finalise its 2023-2028 Strate­gic Plan, to ensure public safety, security, service delivery and harness the benefits of migration for the socio-economic develop­ment of the country.

“This will be anchored on dig­italisation of our work systems to ensure efficiency and effective use of resources,” Mr Takyi said.

He also cautioned GIS person­nel against negative attitudes and the “pull him down mentality”.

He said the GIS has in con­sultation with sister security and intelligence agencies developed the National Land Border Secu­rity Strategy to ensure effective patrol of the country’s borders.

Mr Takyi said the government has constructed the Immigration Service Training School, at Tepa, and was constructing Immigra­tion Service Tactical Training School, at Kyebi.

He said the GIS had witnessed an increase in recruitment of personnel and the provision of logistics, which has enhanced its visibility at the borders.

The GIS Comptroller General assured the public that the GIS would continue to ensure the territorial integrity of the borders and prevent miscreants from entering to disturb their peace.

“We will continue to contrib­ute our quota in enhancing the internal security of the country to promote a prosperous eco­nomic wellbeing of our people,” he said.


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