The Ghana Immigration Service is stepping up its inspections and enforcement operations during the Easter holidays in hotels and other residential facilities.
According to the Service, “this stepped-up operation is in line with various strategies lined up by the Service to ensure that the Easter holidays are free from criminal activities that are likely to mar the peace and safety of the citizenry.”
In a press release signed by the Head of Public Affairs, Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta, the Ghana Immigration Service noted that all landlords and property owners need to cooperate with the service to help make the process smoother.
“Landlords and owners of properties are further cautioned that the obstruction or prevention of an officer of the GIS from carrying out his lawful duty is an offense under the Immigration Act. They are therefore required to fully cooperate with officers of the Service when they visit their premises.”
The Ghana Immigration Service added that hoteliers and owners of residential apartments must keep appropriate data on all guests within their premises and make the same available to officers of the Service who will be visiting their premises.
“In line with this, transporters across the country especially those within the border communities are hereby warned to desist from conveying irregular migrants who enter the country through unapproved routes to various locations within the country. It is an offense under the Immigration laws of the country and the Service will not spare any transporter who is caught in the act. Bus terminals and public transport stations will be closely monitored during this period,” the statement noted.