The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah today, Wednesday, November, 1, 2006 stressed that the country needs to protect the borders in order to prevent criminals, drug barons and other “bad nuts” from coming into the country.
He said it is also proper to put measures in place to make it easier for serious people who visit the country to trade, invest, visit tourist sites can come in safely. Hon. Kan Dapaah stated these at the Headquarters of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), when the first newly trained Border Patrol officers of (GIS) were showcased to the Minister of the Interior and the people of Ghana in Accra today.
Hon. Kan Dapaah noted that he has confident in the officers who were well trained at the Immigration School at Assin Fosu and also given additional military training to perform more effectively, at border posts. He said the government would provide the needed logistics for the new border Patrol Officers to work and prevent drug barons, criminals etc from entering into our country.
The Commissioner of (GIS) Ms Elizabeth Adjei on her part noted that the new border Patrol Unit is to deter violators of Immigration laws from entering Ghana. She said in the past laxity in enforcement of laws led to “Azaa” people entering Ghana. She said more border Patrol Officers are being trained to patrol both approved and unapproved borders.