Accra, Nov. 8, GNA –
The German Federal Police has presented ICT equipment and Fraud Detecting
Devices worth GH¢50,000.00 to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) Regional
Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).
The items include 50
Loupes, two each of barcode scanners, laptops, and laser coloured printers, 13
desk computers and a printer, and one Nikon camera.
statement issued in Accra and copied the Ghana News Agency said the donation
was to improve the administrative work and aide officers in detecting
It is also geared
towards strengthening the on-going cooperation between the German Federal
Police and the Ghana Immigration Service.
Mr Jurgan Schubert,
the Vice President of German Federal Police, said the donation was to augment
the efforts of the Service.
He said KIA was the
most important international border crossing to and from Ghana and considering
the technical role it played in the security of the nation, adequately
resourcing immigration officers was key to differentiate between the genuine
and fraudulent documents.
Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, said the equipment
would boost the capacity of personnel to the demands of migration.
He said the donation
was timely as the GIS continued to be vigilant in ensuring that no undesirable
elements entered the country with falsified travel documents, especially
considering the current trends where terrorists impersonate people to outwit
The Liaison Officer
of the German Federal Police, Accra, Dirk Kuttlun, who initiated the donation,
expressed joy that the Federal Police were able to assist GIS with the
equipment and implored the Service to take good care of them.
Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Edith Penelope Arhin, the Regional Commander
of KIA, commended the German Federal Police for the gesture and assured that
the equipment would be used for the intended purpose.