Maintain Border Security -Interior Minister Urges GIS

The Deputy Minister for the Interior, Madam Naana Eyiah Quansah, delivering her address at a passing-out parade has urged the Ghana Immigration Service to maintain border security, as the nation prepares for the 2024 general elections.


Madam Naana Eyiah Quansah was speaking at the passing out ceremony of Recruits’ Intake 29 at the Ghana Immigration Service Training School at Assin Fosu, in the Central Region, on Tuesday, 18th July, 2023. 


Officials at the passing-out parade pose for the camera with the recruits

She noted that the increasing security threats faced in Africa and the West Africa sub-region called for recruitment and training of additional personnel to man the country’s borders and to ensure peace and security, because without them, there cannot be development.


The Deputy Minister assured that Government will not rest on its oars to ensure that the Ghana Immigration Service has the required personnel to deliver on its mandate.

She added that, Government would continue to provide the Ghana Immigration Service with the necessary resources to enable the officers to perform effectively, wherever they are called to duty.


She urged the officers to serve as worthy ambassadors, exhibit high professional standards and show dedication by placing the interest of the Ghana Immigration Service and the country above everything else.

The Deputy Minister tasked the officers to exhibit the skills and knowledge acquired during their training and be disciplined in the performance of their respective duties.


The Recruits at the Parade

She advised them to be vigilant and observe a high level of security awareness and knowledge in dealing with foreigners in their line of duty.

She commended the new recruits for their determination and commitment exhibited during their training period.


Madam Naana Eyiah Quansah also commended the Commanding Officer, physical training and drill Instructors, administrative staff and the catering team for their time and tireless efforts in training and accommodating the recruits.

Intake 29 Passing-Out Parade


A total of 1,321 recruits passed out during the parade, after undergoing a six month para-military training programme to qualify them as officers. 

The recruits were taken through series of training according to GIS laws and practices, travel documents management, intelligence, investigations and border security management, ethics and professional standards, Immigration Acts 2016, Act 908, among others. 


The recruits were made up of Senior High School graduates, Diploma and HND holders. They displayed brilliant drills at the passing-out parade, with beautifully choreographed march pass of contingents at both slow and quick time. Other outstanding officers also received awards for their exemplary performances.


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