The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged the Ghana Immigration Service to tighten security at the country’s borders.
He made the remarks when the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi and some Members of the National Immigration Management Committee paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
“Your presence at the borders is very critical to the security of the nation”, the Asantehene averred. HRM admonished the Comptroller-General and his men to tighten security at the country’s borders to prevent extremism from entering into the country.
Otumfuo was full of praise for the Comptroller-General’s leadership style of traveling round the country and engaging with various stakeholders. “I have been observing your trips round the country and how you engage with stakeholders to deepen the collaboration between you and the stakeholders”, the Asantehene said, adding that “It is for this reason and among others that you were awarded with the Millennium Excellence Award for National Cohesion and Security.”
According to the Otumfuo, efforts of the government to retool the Service has also gone a long way in making the GIS a formidable force at the borders and deepened the critical role the Service plays in supporting internal security.
Chairman of the Immigration Service Council, Dr Edward Prempeh, who led the delegation thanked the Asantehene for his support and wise counsel to the Service, which has placed the Service on a high pedestal and prayed for the continuous support of the Asantehene.
Mr Kwame AsuahTakyi, on his part, thanked the Otumfuo for the honour done him with the Millennium Excellence Award and pledged to work even harder with his Management.
The CGI said he will continue to motivate Officers of the GIS to enhance security at the borders and ensure Ghana remains an oasis of peace in the sub region.
Accompanying the Comptroller-General of Immigration were the Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration responsible for Finance and Administration (DCGI/Fin. & Admin), Mr Isaac Owusu Mensah, Greater Accra Regional Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Immigration (DCOI) Mrs Maud Anima Quainoo, Chief Staff Officer (CSO), Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI), Mr Lawrence Agyapong, Deputy Staff Officer and Aide-de-Camp to the Comptroller-General, Superintendent Amoateng Ennin and Head of Public Affairs, Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta.