The Deputy Minister for the Interior, Hon. Naana Eyiah has urged the Ghana Immigration Service to continue to strengthen operational protocols and ensure security at Ghana’s borders.

According to her, border security is very paramount to the Government and that the continuous efforts at ensuring maintenance of border security has become pressing in the wake of acts of terrorism and political instability in the ECOWAS sub-region.

Hon. Naana Eyiah stated this at the passing-out ceremony of the Ghana Immigration Service recruit’s intake 29 at the Ghana Immigration Service Mid-Country Training School in Tepa.

The ceremony which also marked the first passing-out parade of the Mid-Country Training School, saw 454 Recruit Officers graduate.

The Hon. Deputy Minister noted Government’s introduction of the E-visa system aimed at improving the work of the Service as a laudable technological transformation which must be embraced.

She revealed that plans are being put in place to deploy Ghana Immigration Service Officers to missions abroad in future to expand their operational area.

She urged the officers to uphold the professional and ethical standards expected of Immigration Officers and exhibit a high sense of professionalism and discipline in the discharge of their duties.

Hon. Naana Eyiah also entreated the officers to exhibit the skills and knowledge acquired through their training and be disciplined in the performance of their duties.