Speaking at the Commissioning of Renovated Document Fraud Office for the Ghana Immigration Service in Kumasi, the Deputy Minister for the Interior, Hon. Naana Eyiah has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to fighting fraud and cyber-related crimes.

She noted that the renovated Document Fraud Office for the Ashanti Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service will improve the Government’s dedication to fighting fraud in diverse ways at the local and International levels.

She explained that the use of fraudulent documents cuts across many fields including migration and that prospective travelersmanages to acquire fraudulent passports and identity cards to enable them to travel across borders.

The Hon. Deputy Minister stated that the facility would ensure that the use of fraudulent documents are reduced to the barest minimum and perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.

Hon. Naana Eyiah noted that developments in modern technology have brought many benefits to the country as well as created new opportunities for those who seek to engage in fraudulent activities.

She stressed the importance of institutions and individuals who report incidents of fraud to law enforcement agencies which in-turn improves security for everyone conducting business and living in the country.

The Ashanti Regional Fraud Office was renovated by the Ghana Immigration Service with the support of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICPMD) and the Danish Government under the Strengthening Border and Migration Management in Ghana (SMMID II) Project.

She assured that the Ministry of the Interior will continue to work with the Ghana Immigration Service and relevant bodies to enhance the Service’s response to document and cyber-enabled fraud.