The German Federal Police gave computer equipment and fraud detectors worth GHS50,000 to the Regional Command of Ghana Immigration Service at Kotoka International Airport (KIA). The package included 50 loupes, two barcode scanners, desktops, laptops, printers, and a camera.

The equipment will help improve the administrative work and the ability of officers to detect fraudulent documents. The gift was was also part of efforts to strengthen ongoing cooperation between the German Federal Police and the Ghana Immigration Service.

Vice President of the German Federal Police Mr. Jurgan Schubert described KIA as the most important International border crossing to and out of Ghana. Mr. Schubert explained that given its critical role in the security of the country, it was important to adequately resource its officers so they are able to effectively screen fraudulent documentation.

Comptroller-General of Immigration Kwame Asuah Takyi described the package as a timely donation that would boost the capacity of personnel to remain vigilant in preventing undesirable elements from entering Ghana with falsified travel documents.

Liaison Officer of the German Federal Police in Accra Mr. Dirk Kattlun who initiated the donation was happy that the German Federal Police was able to assist GIS with the equipment. Mr Kattlun admonished GIS to take good care of the items.

Regional Commander of KIA ACI Edith Penelope Arhin thanked the German Federal Police for the kind gesture and promised that the equipment would be applied diligently for their intended purposes.

Credits: | Edzorna Mensah