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GIS strengthens operations in massive reshuffle of senior officers.

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has made a massive shake up of its senior officers in a bid to reinforce its capacity to secure the borders against illegal entry and prevent the importation of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) into the country.

The reshuffle, which takes immediate effect, has led to the rotation of six top immigration officers and 53 other senior officers at the National Headquarters, regional and sector commands.

The changes saw the Head of the Management Information Systems Department (MISD), Deputy Commissioner of Immigration (DCOI) Eric Afari, move to head the Bono Region as the Regional Commander.

The Ashanti Regional Commander, Assistant Commission of Immigration (ACI) Michael Kwadade, has been moved to the Operations Department at the National Headquarters, and the Regional Commander of Upper West, ACI Peter Yao Nkrumah, reassigned to the North East as Regional Commander.

The Head of the Human Resource Department, Assistant Commission of Immigration (ACI) Kojo Oppong Yeboah, goes to head the Tema Region as Regional Commander, while the Term Regional Commander, ACI Adwoa Sika Anim, takes over as Head of the Human Resource Department, with the Bono Regional Commander, ACI Charles Bediako, going to the Ashanti Region as Regional Commander.

The changes marks the Comptroller General of Immigration's second major reshuffle since the year 2018, as it also seeks to strengthen its operations in enforcing laws relating to the immigration and employment of non-Ghanaians in the country.

With the exception of Chief Superintendent of Immigration (CSI) William Andoh, who, hitherto, was the Regional Commander for the North East and now Upper West Regional Commander, the remaining nine Chief Superintendents of Immigration were reassigned as Second-In-Command to some of the Regional Commands, Officer In Charge (OIC) of some Sector Commands and other entry points.

In the same vein, twenty-two Superintendents of Immigration (SI) were transferred to serve at the District Commands and minor entry points, as well as permits and processing sections at the National Headquarters, while seven of them were reassigned to the Operations Departments at the same office.

The ranks of other senior officers reshuffled include seven Deputy Superintendents of Immigration (DSI) and seven Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (ASI).

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Publication:Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana)
Date:Jun 25, 2020
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