Residents of Tema Manhean and the Ghana Navy through their vigilance have apprehended two persons believed to have sneaked into the Harbour City illegally as the town and others observe the partial COVID-19 lockdown.
The Tema Metropolitan Public Relations Officer, Frank Asante, disclosed this to GBC in response to the compliance level of the lockdown in the Metropolis. He said while the Community members identified and pointed out a Burkinabe in the area to the Authorities, the Ghana Navy through its vigilance at the Landing Beach to ensure that people do not enter the country through unapproved routes by sea, also arrested a Ghanaian who was sneaking into the jurisdiction from La Cote D’Ivoire.
The Eastern Naval Command has also increased its surveillance with more personnel deployed to all Beaches and Landing Sites after receiving information that persons from neighbouring countries are entering the area.
He said the two have been handed over to health personnel for isolation and testing; adding that the test of the Ghanaian came out negative and that he would be handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service for the necessary protocols after which he would be released.
He mentioned that the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive has announced some incentive packages for the fishermen at Tema Manhean for collaborating with the Navy to keep surveillance at the beaches to prevent people from sneaking into the Country.