There has been a reshuffle of top Personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service, GIS. The shake-up according to the Service is to reinforce its capacity to secure the borders against illegal entry and prevent the importation of coronavirus into the country.
The reshuffle, which takes immediate effect has seen the rotation of six top Immigration Officers and 53 other Senior Officers at the National Headquarters, Regional and Sector Commands.
The Head of Management Information Systems Department, MISD, Deputy Commissioner of Immigration, Eric Afari, has been moved to head Bono Region as the Regional Commander. The Bono Regional Commander, ACI Charles Bediako, heads to the Ashanti Region as the Regional Commander.
The Ashanti Regional Commander, ACI, Michael Kwadade has been moved to the Operations Department at the National Headquarters, and the Regional Commander of Upper West, ACI, Peter Yao Nkrumah has been reassigned to North East Region as the Regional Commander.
The Head of Human Resource, ACI, Kojo Oppong Yeboah, moves to head the Tema Region while the Tema Regional Commander, ACI Adwoa Sika Anim takes over as the Head of Human Resource.
The reshuffle is the second major exercise since 2018. The exercise, which is routine within the service seeks to strengthen its operations in enforcing laws relating to the immigration and employment of non-Ghanaians in the country.
The Ghana Immigration Service has been in the news over many arrests of illegal migrants seeking to enter or exit Ghana through unapproved routes amidst closure of the country’s borders.
In a Statement, the Ghana Immigration Service said with the exception of Chief Superintendent of Immigration, William Andoh who was the Regional Commander for the North East and now the Upper West Regional Commander, the remaining nine Chief Superintendents of Immigration have been reassigned as Second-In-Command to some of the Regional Commands, and Officer-In-Charge of some Sector Commands and other entry points.