His Excellency the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterating Government’s commitment to providing logistics and human resource to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to enable them carry out their mandate to enhance Ghana’s border security.

Dr. Bawumia noted that Ghana Immigration Service plays a key role in national security, trade and investment facilitation, tourism and national development and therefore needs constant retooling to enable them execute their mandate effectively thereby preventing any breach of Ghana’s borders.

Speaking at the passing out ceremony of 357 Officers Cadet at the Ghana Immigration Service Academy and Training School at Assin Fosu in the Central Region,  the Vice President stated that the Government is committed to  implementing  the Ghana  Immigration Service Act, 2016 (Act 908) Which is aimed at injecting more efficiency and effectiveness into the Service.

He disclosed that Government has procured arms and ammunition to

boost the operations of the Ghana Immigration Service  and enhance security at the borders.  He added that GIS would be equipped with specialised surveillance, regional offices, residential accommodation and other critical operational logistics.

According to him,  the establishment of additional training schools; Mid-Country School at Tepa, Tactical Training School at Kyebi and Centre of Excellence at Odorkor in Accra is an attestation of Government commitment to retooling of the Service.

The Vice President  commended the Ghana Immigration Service for the successful implementation of the paperless input of travellers data at the Kotoka International Airport.

Dr. Bawumia congratulated the graduating class of Intake 17 and urged them to hold onto the discipline impacted into them, exhibit high level of integrity and eschew all forms of corrupt practices in the performance of their duties.