That, he said, had led to the GIS expanding its mandate into the Sectors, Districts and communities across the country.
“Never in the history of the Ghana Immigration Service has the institution seen such astronomical governmental support in the provision of arms and ammunition, vehicles, uniform and its accoutrements, residential and office accommodation and most importantly more than doubling its human resource base”, the CGI said.
An official statement signed by Supt. Michael Amoako- Atta, Head of Public Affairs and copied the GNA said the CGI said that when he called on the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salim at the Regional Coordinating Council in Wa.
It said the Immigration Boss was on a duty tour of the Upper West Region to visit Immigration installations and interact with officers in the Region.
Mr Takyi, therefore, appealed to members of the Upper West Regional Security Council who were present at the meeting to seek greater collaboration amongst themselves to win the support and confidence of the people in the Region.
The CGI cited the Aflao Sector Command as a good example of that collaboration amongst the various border agencies.
He informed the meeting of the GIS allocating office space to members of the various border agencies at the new departure and arrival offices that the Service recently put up.
That, the CGI said would have been impossible in the past, where turf war and working in silos were the order of the day.
‘’The terrorist will not differentiate officers in blue or green uniforms but will see you all as targets for attack. So, working together in the interest of the country is the better option,” he added.
The Regional Minister commended Mr Takyi for his sterling leadership qualities that have propelled the Immigration Service to where it is now.
He called on the Comptroller-General to post more officers into the Region to strengthen security at the unapproved routes along the Ghana Burkina Faso boundary.
The Comptroller-General was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Mr Lawrence Agyei Agyapong, the Chief Staff Officer, ACI Thomas Ewuntoma, Head of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPMED), ACI William Andoh, Upper West Regional Commander for Immigration, ACI Emmanuel Ashley, Special Aide to the CGI, Chief Superintendent of Immigration (C/Supt.) Christopher Attivor, the Deputy Upper West Regional Commander and C/Supt Michael Amoako-Atta, Head of Public Affairs.