The Public Relations Unit of Ghana Immigration Service headed by ASP IBN Yussif Duranah has disclosed to the Media that 21 illegal Immigrants forcing their way into Ghana have been deported back to their destinations.
According to the Public Relations Officer, relevant documentations have to be effected before someone can come into the country, he added that due to the covid-19 pandemic, the borders have been closed and people are not allowed to visit the country by land.
This happened weeks after over 50 Illegal Immigrants were deported in Upper West Region.
TO: THE MEDIA
FROM: PRO, UWR
SUBJ: 21 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS BUSTED
Today, Friday, 3rd September, 2021, at about 0730HRS, some Twenty-One (21) ECOWAS nationals made up of Nineteen Malians, One Guinean and One Nigerian were busted at the Ga inland checkpoint on the Wa-Accra highway. Onboard a Yutong bus with registration number GE 852 Z, the migrants were journeying to Kumasi and Accra respectively.
Our preliminary investigation revealed that the migrants entered into Ghana through unapproved routes. The purpose for their migration included family visits, education and commercial.
The undocumented migrants comprised of Thirteen (13) females and Eight (08) males. Their ages ranged from Nineteen (19) to Fifty-Four (54) years.
They were screened at the Port Health authority before being handed over to the Burkina Faso authorities on the other side of the border.
The Ghana Immigration Service is focussed, better positioned and determined to fight the menace of irregular migration, particularly, in this era of covid-19. The personnel are motivated by the vision and mission of the Comptroller General (LAWYER KWAME ATSUAH) to combat the menace of prohibited migration. So long as it remain a crime, we’re very determined to fight it. While the service appreciate the collaboration by the good people of the UWR in the performance of our legitimate duty, we call on the few unrepentant persons to get ready for us. They may run but they can not hide. Time will tell!
Signed: ASST. INSPECTOR IBN YUSSIF DURANAH ABDUL-MUMIN SEIDU