The Government of Spain has donated four off-read vehicles, four ATV quad bikes and accessories, ten computers and eight printers to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to support operations in ensuring peace and safety within Ghana and its borders.
At the presentation event in Accra, H.E. Cristina Gallach Figueras, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Ibero-America and the Caribbean, noted that Ghana and Spain shared a common vision of addressing illegal migration. Hon Figueras commended the Government of Ghana for its strategic response to border crimes. She added that the security agencies manning Ghana’s borders must be well resourced to help fight border crimes and committed Spain’s commitment to support the Government of Ghana.
We will continue to support Ghana with not only in material equipment but also with the needed training because when we see our equipment being used and we see the impact it makes, it is a source of confidence and trust as we build a deeper relationship.Hon. Cristina Gallach Figueras, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain
H.E. Figueras was confident the donation would go a long way to contribute to the effective management of illegal migration which has the potential of creating a challenge to the security and stability of the country and on the sub-region.
Ghana’s Minister-designate for the Interior Mr. Ambrose Derry received the assistance package amd commended the Spanish Government for the kind gesture. Mr. Derry said the assistance would complement the efforts to resource state security agencies to enhance internal peace, public safety and social stability for national development.
Mr. Derry sad Spain had been very supportive of the Ministry. Mr. Derry pointed to the high-level delegation from Spain as demonstrative of true friendship. He described the Kingdom of Spain as a model Ghana looks up to for its comprehensive policies on immigration and Spain’s prioritization and commitment to human rights and humanitarian laws.
“We find it really easy to work with them and we think that they are a good example of the partner that this ministry needs in making Ghana a safer place,” he added.