20.05.2005 Regional News

More recruits pass out of GIS Training School

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Assin Fosu, May 20, GNA - One hundred and sixty more recruits on Friday passed out of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Training School at Assin Fosu, after a six-month training course. The number brings to 696, personnel trained for the Service since the School's inception in 1998.

The trainees were taught French, Public Relations, Financial and crisis management, and investigative surveillance. Captain (Rtd) Nkrabea Effah-Darteh, Deputy Minister for the Interior, reviewed the passing out parade during which he presented a prize to Mr Isaac Ogyiri as the overall best recruit.

Mr Ogyiri was also adjudged the most disciplined recruit. In an address, Capt. Effah-Darteh, repeated warnings to members of the public not to scramble for admission into the Service with the notion that it was an avenue to get rich quick.

The Minister tasked them to be disciplined and exhibit professionalism at all times and to accept postings to any of the operational areas of the Service.

He acknowledged the poor working conditions within the Service such as low salaries and inadequate accommodation and transport. Captain Effah-Darteh reiterated the government's preparedness to reverse the situation, as well as provide the Service with the requisite equipment to enhance security at the country's borders. He also called on members of the public, to collaborate with security personnel to improve security at the borders.

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