The Upper West Regional Public Affairs Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Assistant Inspector Ibn Yussif Abdul-Mumin Seidu has indicated that a patrol team under the Nandom District Command of the GIS yesterday, Tuesday, 17th August, 2021, apprehended thirty-five undocumented immigrants at the Nandom Hospital junction in Nandom.
Asst. Inspector Seidu said the arrested persons had sneaked into Ghana through unapproved routes ostensibly to proceed to Accra, Kumasi and Sunyani respectively.
In a statement signed and copied to A1 Radio at Wa by Asst. Inspector Seidu, the illegal migrants were apprehended on board a Hyundai Bus with registration number AS-3413-20.
They comprised of eleven (11) Burkinabes, nineteen (19) Malians, two (02) Sierra Leonnaires and three (03) Guineans. 19 of them are males and 16 females with their ages ranged between 17 and 55 years.
The statement indicated that “preliminary investigations revealed that their migration was for business, farming, education and family visit purposes.
They were screened by the Port Health authorities before being sent out of Ghana into Burkina Faso at the Hamile Border Post at 2130HRS.”.
“As part of our mandated duty to combat illegal migration to and from Ghana, and, stemmed with the Presidential directive on land borders closure, we urge the general public to collaborate with state security agencies to win the battle.
The preparedness of the Ghana Immigration Service to combat illegal migration is non-negotiable,” the statement continued to say.
The Public Affairs Officer cautioned that public saying “to the few unscrupulous persons who facilitate the activities of irregular migration, we can assure you that your days are numbered where the law would catch up with you and mercy would have been too late. We’re unfazed because we have the backing of the state”.
Source: Mark Smith/A1 Radio