The European Union (EU) has dedicated EUR 1 million to strengthen the operational capability of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).
The Union is thus delivering on its dedication to contribute to enhancing Ghana’s safety because it had made a second donation to the GIS at a ceremony on the Service’s headquarters in Accra.
That adopted the profitable conclusion of the Accra Initiative inside the framework of the Strengthening Border Safety in Ghana (SBS Ghana) Mission estimated at EUR 1 million.
The gadgets comprised 5 motorbikes with helmets and 50 doc verification units to help the Service in its efforts to make sure safety for residents and guests, whereas guaranteeing the respect for the rule of regulation and human rights requirements by border administration authorities.
This was in a press launch issued and collectively signed by Ms. Eunice Adofo Boanya, Mission Officer, Worldwide Centre for Migration Coverage Growth (ICMPD) and Mr. Abdul-Kudus Husein, Press and Info Officer, EU Delegation to Ghana and copied the Ghana Information Company in Sunyani.
The discharge mentioned in August 2020, the EU as a long-standing companion of Ghana supplied COVID-19 emergency help to the GIS, by donating 15 laptop computer computer systems, 5 automobiles (three pick-up and two minibuses), 5 motorbikes and private protecting tools value greater than EUR 280,000.
In keeping with the discharge, Mr Irchad Razaaly, the Ambassador of the EU to Ghana assured throughout the ceremony that “The EU will proceed to strengthen its partnership with Ghana within the struggle in opposition to transnational organised crime and border safety with technical trainings, supporting Ghanaian regulation enforcement companies to amass information, abilities and instruments to strengthen their efforts in opposition to internationally-organised crime and insecurity on land”
It added Madam Naana Eyiah Quansah, a Deputy Minister of Inside additionally mentioned, “the federal government treasures the continual help the EU continued to offer to the GIS, because the Service strives to safe and defend Ghana’s borders which in the long term strengthens regional safety”
Throughout the framework of the SBS Ghana Mission, the EU within the subsequent part (2023) would offer 10 laptops, 2 pick-up automobiles and border patrol tools to extend the operational capability of the GIS, the discharge introduced.
It defined the four-year SBS Ghana Mission being funded by the EU via the Emergency Belief Fund for Africa (EUTF) and carried out by the ICMPD in collaboration with the GIS goals at bettering border administration and safety in Ghana, by decreasing irregular migration, human trafficking, the smuggling of products and different cross-border crimes.