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.
An official statement issued in Accra and copied the Ghana News Agency said the donation was to improve the administrative work and aide officers in detecting fraudulent documents.
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.
The 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 border officials.
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.
Assistant 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.