The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has extolled the management and staff of the Ghana Refugee Board for delivering on their mandate over the years even with the challenges they face.

According to him, the challenges are not peculiar to Ghana alone because there is no country in the world which has a problem free refugee administration situation.

He emphasized that in as much as Ghana is committed to meeting its International obligation, it will not condone the actions of people who do not qualify for refugee status but wants to live a life of dependency on Ghana

The Minister made this known on Wednesday, June 14, 2017  when he  begun the second leg of his familiarization tour of Agencies under the Ministry of the Interior to acquaint himself with staff, their operations, challenges they encounter and the way forward.

Mr. Dery indicated that, he and his team and to a larger extent Government prefers to handle issues based on facts thus his visit to the Agencies.


“We first have to understand the problem before we can meaningfully attempt a resolution of the matter.”

The Minister  assured them that the Board has been reconstituted and would be inaugurated a few weeks time to make the operations of the Institution more effective and efficient.



At the Gaming Commission, he indicated that the Ministry will support the Gaming Commission to flush out all illegal gaming operators and centers in the country.

He also stressed that the Ministry is cautious of the threat gaming centers can pose and so charged the Commission to work in mitigating it.

The Minister implored the Commission to liaise more with other Institutions so they can flush out the illegal centers and also educate minors on the dangers of patronizing gaming centers.



In his interaction with Personnel of the Ghana Police Service, Mr. Ambrose Dery reiterated Government’s commitment to invest in the Police Service and called for the private sector to support in that respect.

The Minister also commended the Service for their outstanding performances at UN peacekeeping operations thereby raising the image of the Service in particular and Ghana in general.

Mr. Dery pledged his support to IGP David Asante-Apeatu’s Police Welfare Programme and called for support from all others.

According to Mr. Dery, effective policing thrives on quality information and therefore appealed to the citizens to voluntary assist the police with such information.

He also indicated that, promotions within the service would be one of the issues to be addressed by the Police Council immediately it is inaugurated.

Mr. David Asante – Apeatu on his part, reiterated the Services commitment to maintaining peace.