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Report persons who illegally enter Ghana – Immigration Service urges border residents

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has advised persons living along the country’s borders to report persons who illegally sneak into the country.

This comes after some persons were arrested for illegally entering Ghana, despite the closure of the nation’s borders.

Six out of the nine confirmed cases in the Volta Region were reported to have sneaked into the country illegally.

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Some 10 Guinean nationals who illegally came into the country through the Northern Region also tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Ghana Immigration Service, however, wants people who live around Ghana’s borders to volunteer information about others who aid and abet illegal entry into the country.

It believes this is one of the crucial ways in fighting the spread of the coronavirus which has so far killed eight persons and infected 566 in Ghana.

“We therefore urged them to cooperate and volunteer information to the GIS about persons who aid and abet illegal entry into the country to enable the Service apprehend such persons and stop the spread of the virus.

“The life of every citizen is important and therefore the GIS will not countenance any attempt by any individual to circumvent the directives or orders issued by the State.

“We urge them to place premium on their health and that of the country and recognize themselves as an ally to defeat the deadly virus and also a key stakeholder in the fight against all forms of irregular migration,” the service said in a statement.

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