Minister calls for collaboration among security agencies

Hamile, (UWR), Jan.
25, GNA – Mr Ambrose Dery, the Interior Minister has called for effective
collaboration among security agencies in safeguarding the nation in efforts
towards achieving the government’s goal of ensuring the safety of the citizens.

“Unity among the
security agencies is very important because we are serving one nation”, he
said, adding that government recognized their collective contribution to the
relative peace the country was enjoying.

Mr Dery made the
call when he interacted with personnel of the Customs division of the Ghana
Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the Hamile
border on Friday.

The Interior
Minister, who doubled as Member of Parliament for the Nandom Constituency, said
there was also the need for the security agencies to collaborate with the
public to enable them discharge their duties effectively.

Mr Dery said it was
through collaboration between the security agencies and the public that the
suspected terrorist was arrested at a church at Hamile in 2019.

The Minister also
attributed the impounding of large quantities of fertilizers meant for the
Planting for Food and Jobs at an unapproved rout at Fielimon in the Sissala
West District to the collaboration between the security agencies and the

Mr Dery noted that
he would facilitate the creation of a Border Post at the unapproved route at
Fielemon to help curb the illegal movement of people and goods in and out of
the country.

The minister also
indicated that the government would establish a permanent office for the GIS at
Wechiau in the Wa West District, which shared boundary with Burkina Faso to
further boost the security of the country.

He said government
was committed to improving the presence of security personnel at the borders as
part of measures to strengthen security operations at those areas.

Mr Kwame Asuah
Takyi, the Controller General of the GIS, noted that the age-long challenges of
access to study leave, transfers and promotion among others for personnel of
the GIS had been resolved.

He cited instances
where some personnel had previously been on their ranks for more than twelve
years without promotion while others had served for more than 18 years without
transfer and some denied study leave, but said those challenges had been

Mr Takyi assured the
personnel that government was working to create an enabling environment for
them to effectively deliver their service for the advancement of the nation.