GIS tightens grip to fight terrorism
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in the Volta Region has initiated actions to tighten border control activities aimed at combating possible acts of terrorism in the country.
The Volta region has less than 10 approved entry points with Aflao and Akano being the major borders.
That notwithstanding, the region is noted for having numerous unapproved routes.
Although concerns have been raised on the porosity of the country’s borders which could lead to the influx of terrorists, the Volta Regional Commander of the GIS, Peter Nantuo, has assured that he and his men were alert and have activated several measures to curb the situation.
He gave the assurance when he led some senior officers to tour some of the country’s borders in the Nyive Sector of the Ho Municipality.
The areas visited included Nyive, Shia and Hornuta borders.
He said “in line with my vision we must make sure that we improve our relationship with the community rather than seeing them as nobodies. They know the unapproved routes, the criminals and the smugglers, so therefore if we able to improve our relationship with them the information from them will come back to us and we are going to use that to work to safeguard Ghana and to improve the economy.”