30.3 C
Accra
Monday, December 6, 2021
No menu items!

Five foreign nationals arrested for entering Ghana illegally

Must Read

President Akufo Addo says ”it is an honour to be named African of the Year, 2021 by Forbes Africa Magazine”

By Rebecca Ekpe. President Akufo Addo has described it as ''an honour'' to have been adjudged African of the Year,...

Commercial Drivers confused about earlier notice to strike over hike in fuel prices

By Augustus Acquaye. Contrary to earlier announcement that the Greater Accra Regional GPRTU will go on strike over the increasing...

Diclofenac drugs cause damage to the kidney

Story by Nana Ama Gyapong. Doctor Nii Odartey Lamptey who is at the Internal Medicine Department (Korle-bu Teaching Hospital) has...
Five foreign nationals have been arrested for entering the country through an unapproved route at Hamile in the Lambussie District of the Upper West Region.
     The Upper West Regional command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) told the GNA that the migrants, who were all Burkina Faso nationals aged between 15 and 27 were arrested at the weekend on two motorbikes with registration numbers 32-UJ-6586 and 32-JW-5633 at Beat 2 unapproved route bordering Burkina Faso.
     Mr Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Relations Officer for the Service said “Preliminary investigations revealed that they were travelling to Kumasi and Techiman for farming purposes”, he said.
     Mr Seidu explained that the illegal migrants were screened by the Port Health Personnel and handed over to the Burkina Faso authorities on the other side of the border, while the motorbikes had been impounded.
     “As far as our operational functions are concerned, coupled with the President’s directive on the closure of our borders as part of the measures to halt cross border infection of COVID-19, the Ghana Immigration Service is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that undocumented, prohibited and irregular migrants are not allowed entry into Ghana through unapproved routes”, he explained.
     Mr Seidu, therefore, entreated the general public, particularly, the border residents to collaborate with Ghana Immigration Service and to volunteer information on illegal migration to the GIS to help end the menace.
     “The service wishes to remind the Ghanaian citizens who are complicit in the exodus migration of other ECOWAS nationals into Ghana through unapproved routes to either desist from the illegal act or be prepared to face the wrath of the law’ he warned.
SourceGNA

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

President Akufo Addo says ”it is an honour to be named African of the Year, 2021 by Forbes Africa Magazine”

By Rebecca Ekpe. President Akufo Addo has described it as ''an honour'' to have been adjudged African of the Year,...

Commercial Drivers confused about earlier notice to strike over hike in fuel prices

By Augustus Acquaye. Contrary to earlier announcement that the Greater Accra Regional GPRTU will go on strike over the increasing prices of fuel, its business...

Diclofenac drugs cause damage to the kidney

Story by Nana Ama Gyapong. Doctor Nii Odartey Lamptey who is at the Internal Medicine Department (Korle-bu Teaching Hospital) has disclosed that certain pain killers...

2022 World Cup: FIFA sets deadline for South Africa to appeal Ghana protest dismissal

FIFA has set next Monday as the deadline for the South African Football Association (SAFA) to appeal the decision to throw out the protest...

Myanmar court sentences Ousted Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison

A Myanmar court has found ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of charges including inciting public unrest and sentenced her to four years...

More Articles Like This