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Govt fortifies Ghana’s borders with new security measures

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As part of the government’s efforts to enhance border security, Deputy Minister for the Interior, Naana Eyiah has officially unveiled the newly renovated Namoo border post in the Upper East Region.

This renovation aims to streamline processes for legitimate travelers and cargo, reduce wait times, and foster economic activity.

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This development marks a significant step forward in Ghana’s efforts to strengthen its border security and governance. It is expected to positively impact the country’s economy and national security interests.

At the ceremony, Naana Eyiah emphasized the importance of robust borders in maintaining national security and preventing transnational crime and irregular migration. She expressed the government’s ongoing commitment to investing in infrastructure, technology, and personnel to create a secure and efficient border environment that promotes regional integration and economic development.

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In a speech read on behalf of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission to Ghana, Ms. Fatou Diallo Ndiaye assured of IOM’s continuous support to the Ghana Immigration Service to ensure well-equipped and secure borders.

Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, Comptroller General of Immigration, expressed appreciation for the support and urged officers at the border to continue ensuring the nation’s safety.

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The newly renovated border post is equipped with modern facilities and technology, including the Migration Information and Data Analysis System, empowering Ghana Immigration Service officers to effectively discharge their duties and safeguard the country’s territorial integrity. The supply of border patrol equipment, such as motorbikes, night vision goggles, and solar lamps, will enhance the mobility and effectiveness of border patrol officers, allowing them to cover greater distances and respond swiftly.

The project, funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the Government of the United States of America, is part of a broader initiative to strengthen the northern borders of Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Togo.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provided expertise and support to enhance border security and governance.

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