The Spanish Embassy in Ghana on Friday, February 26, 2021 donated equipment to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to help fight crime at the country’s borders.

The items included four (4) off-road vehicles, four (4) ATV-quads, four (4) helmet, ten (10) computers and eight (8) printers.

His Excellency the President’s Representative at the Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery (MP), who received the items on behalf of the GIS commended the Spanish Government for the kind gesture and assured them that the equipment will serve its intended purpose.

He said the donation would complement the efforts of resourcing state security agencies to enhance internal peace, public safety and social stability for national development.

Mr. Dery said that cross-border crimes and irregular migration could be better handled through international co-operation stating that the Spanish Government’s initiative was very laudable.

He further noted that the one important area of the co-operation between the Ghana and Spain was the common interest of addressing illegal migrations and human trafficking. 

H.E Madam Cristina Gallach Figueras, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Government of Spain, who was on a state visit to Ghana presented the items on behalf of the Spanish Government.

She commended the Government of Ghana of its strategic response to border crimes adding that security agencies manning the borders should be well resourced to help fight border crimes.

Madam Figueras was confident the donation would go a long way to contribute to the effective management of illegal migration which has the potential of creating a challenge to the security and stability of the country and on the sub-region.

In October last year, the Spanish Government donated six (6) Mitsubishi L200 cross-country vehicles, 23 desktop computers and 10 printers to the Ghana Immigration Service and Ghana Police Service to support Ghana to manage irregular migration and other cross border crime.