By Cecil Mensah
The headquarters management of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), has assured Ghanaians that, it would ensure water-tight security at the various border posts to withstand any form attacks targeted at the country by terrorists
‘’We are in a state of perpetual alertness as GIS, is continuing with the topping up of its activities in restricting entry and exit of persons with questionable profiles’’.
The Head of the Public Affairs of GIS, the agency with the mandated for ensuring safe immigration services in the country, Mr. Francis Pamdetti, gave the assurance that the entire security of the country has been put on high alert.
He said, precautionary measures have been put in place in the wake of security alert issued by the National Security Council, over a possible terror attack on the country.
Mr. Pamdetti, gave this assurance of the service’s readiness to last week’s speculations of a possible attacks on the country, coupled with a prophecy by the General Overseer of the Synagogue of All Nations Church, T.B Joshua, as well as the National Security alert document describing persons to Ghana from Libya, Mali and Niger as high- risk persons and therefore, asking the security agencies to be meticulous in dealing with their profiles.
The April 8, leaked documents coincided with the prophecy of T.B Joshua that there would be a possible attack on the country, thereby heightening tensions in the country.
He revealed that patrol activities have commenced at the various entry points to ensure that people seeking to enter the country did not do so by unapproved routes.
He said, the service has stepped up the profiling and screening at all the entry points, approved, unapproved entry points to ensure the country’s security is not compromised.
He noted that GIS, would continue to maintain and restrict the entry of persons with suspicious credentials and profiles.
He stressed that although the influx of foreigners with honest and sincere motives into the country was healthy in boosting the economy, the Service would not relent in the screening of migrants to weed off suspicious miscreants.
He called on residents both Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians, to remain calm while the Service takes steps to deal with the situation.
According to him, the security agencies have the mandate to protect members of the public and the nation as a whole.