The Ghana Immigration Service has received a brand new motorbike to enable its work in enforcing Ghana’s border closures in the northern part of the country.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in his last Covid-19 address of the nation extended the closer of the country’s borders by air, land and sea.
The machine was donated to the immigration service in Tamale by a corporate organization known as Saana Enterprise.
Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Abdul Razak Saana handed the motorbike to the regional immigration officer in-charge of enforcement and intelligence.
The gesture according to Mr. Saana, is the company’s social responsibility to support the GIS.
He said the immigration service appealed to the company for support to combat the influx of immigrants through unapproved routes across the border towns in the northern region.
This, he believes, will go a long way to help in the operations of the GIS in this era of the pandemic disease in the region.
Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service since the closure of the borders have been very proactive by arresting foreign nationals who entered the country through the unapproved routes in the five regions of the north.
The GIS jointly carried out some operations few weeks back with the military to arrest nationals of neighboring Togo and Burkina Faso in the wake of directives given by government to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
In view of this, Mr. Abdul Razak Saana advised other individuals and organizations to emulate same by helping government to tackle the crisis.
After receiving the motorbike, Chief Superintendent Ibrahim Issaka Lang-hani thanked the company on behalf of the Regional Commander of Immigration.
The Enforcement and Intelligence Officer who doubles as Chairman of the Regional COVID-19 Response Committee of the Ghana Immigration Service noted that the motorbike will be very helpful to the daily operations of the Covid-19 response team in the region and assured that, the motorbike will be put to good use.