The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has waged a conflict in opposition to foreigners who try to accumulate Ghanaian passport by means of doubtful means.
It has, subsequently, repatriated 52 international nationals who tried to accumulate Ghanaian Passport by false declaration.
Within the final 9 months, GIS has prosecuted over 35 international nationals who have been subsequently fined a complete GHC91,360.00.
These prosecutors embrace eight Ghanaians, Nigerians, 17, South Africans, 1, Congolese,1, Togolese, 4, Beninese, 1, Cameroonians, 1, Sierra Leoneans, 1, and two Ivoirians.
Head of Authorized at GIS, Chief Superintendent Adolf Aboagye-Asenso, mentioned in an interview that the native accomplices of these repatriated have been on the run and that the GIS would spare no effort in arresting them.
He mentioned the international nationals acquired real supply paperwork such because the beginning certificates from the Births and Deaths Registry, Ghana Playing cards from the Nationwide Identification Authority, and voter ID playing cards from the Electoral Fee with the help of their native collaborators.
He mentioned the supply paperwork has been offered to the Immigration Service as proof of citizenship for the acquisition of a Ghanaian passport.
“Such actions go a good distance not solely to dent the picture of the nation among the many comities of countries but additionally to erode the integrity of such paperwork”, he mentioned.
The GIS had earlier arrested 79 folks within the Volta Area allegedly for participating in an unlawful enterprise.
They embrace 72 Togolese, 4 Nigérien nationals, and three Ghanaians.
The Volta Regional commander of the GIS, Deputy Commissioner of Immigration Peter Nantuo, mentioned the foreigners had been residing in Ghana without permits and had been participating in unlawful online buying and selling actions.
“The GIS won’t ever let the area and the nation down, particularly when medicine, cyberfraud, Q-Internet [the controversial online ‘network marketing organization’] are attempting to take root within the area.
“Don’t deceive yourselves that perhaps there’s a declare that the border is porous. It’s not true. That doesn’t imply we don’t man or patrol our borders,” DCI Nantuo mentioned.
“You folks will return proper now to Togo. Should you like, come again, and I’ll prosecute and jail you in Ghana.
“While you come, do one thing higher. You can’t come and have interaction in one thing everyone knows is a felony and also you assume we should always flip the opposite aspect? It is not going to work,” he mentioned.
He suggested international nationals who had a curiosity in coming to Ghana to “are available in by means of the precise approach, with the precise journey paperwork. Come and do lawful enterprise and no one will fear you. However, this on a regular basis crime, petty crime enterprise, I can guarantee you that you’ll not know peace as far as you have interaction in it.”
The immigration chief additionally cautioned landlords to be aware of people to whom they lease out their properties, and requested them to do correct background checks on potential tenants.