The British High Commission donated a Toyota Fortuner vehicle to Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to support the operations of the newly created visa fraud and related offences unit. The High Commission also provided specialized laptops, fraud detection equipment, batons and handcuffs.

Regional Capacity Building Manager at British High Commission Mr. Alistair Rushton was happy that the High Commission was able to provide critically needed support to to build the capacity of GIS officers in intelligence gathering and investigations into fake travel documentation, illegal visa acquisition, human smuggling and trafficking and organized crime.

Mr. Rushton noted that GIS officers were highly competent and coridal and that they could function and relate well with other sister security agencies. He encourages GIS officers to share intelligence with sister security agencies.

Comptroller-General of Immigration Mr. Kwame Takyi expressed his appreciation to the British High Commission for their contribution to capacity building of officers of the new specialized unit. Mr. Takyi said the service was making strides in building officers’ capacity and providing them with the needed tools and logistics to fight organized crime.

The giving event was witnessed by Emma Hardy, First Secretary and Regional Manager of Africa for Immigration Enforcement International.