The Federal Republic of the German Embassy in Ghana has donated a 16-seater Nissan Urvan Bus and a Yamaha Motorbike to the Document Fraud and Expertise Centre (DFEC) of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in Accra.

The Donation is to augment the work of the Centre in the fight against the use of fraudulent travel documents by undesirable persons and also prevent transnational crimes at the borders.

The Chief Director for the Ministry of the Interior, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi, who received the donation on behalf of the GIS appealed to the Service and other security agencies operating at the various borders to adopt a working strategy by putting in place mechanisms to detect and prevent terrorism, terrorist activities and terrorism financing.

Mrs Anno-Kumi said the emergence of terrorist groups and intensification of their activities in neighbouring countries have left much to be desired. “In our quest to fight terrorism within the West African sub-region, violent extremism is increasingly becoming a challenge to Governments in West Africa Sub-Region and Ghana is no exception,” she added.

She commended the Federal Republic of Germany for its continuous support to the GIS and assured the German Government that the bus and the motorbike would be put to good.

The Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Hans-Helge Sander, said the German Government would continue to support Ghana and also reiterated the good relationship between Germany and Ghana.

He stated that the donation will make the Officers of the DFEC carry out their duties flexibly and urged them to follow the motor traffic regulations accordingly when using the roads.