Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, the Controller General of the Ghana Immigration Service, (CGI) has begun a 9-day working visit to GIS installations in the Northern, Savanna, North East, Upper East, Upper West regions.
The purpose of the visit is twofold: to familiarize himself with the poorest borders and to interact with officers manning those entry points.
Mr.Takyi is expected to visit approved and unapproved routes along the borders with Burkina Faso, Cote’D Ivoire and Togo.
According to G.I.S, the visit has become necessary because the services deployed a second batch of trained Border Patrol Officers for ‘Operation Conquest First’ currently underway.
The operation which has been in progress since June this year, forms part of measures to beef up security along the borders in northern Ghana.
Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of G.I.S, Assistant Supt. of Immigration, Mrs. who is a member of the controller general's entourage, told Zaa News the tour became necessary to enable him have first hand information and be abreast with operational challenges.
In all, he will visit 25 identified places comprising border posts, G. I. S regional and district offices.