The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) is entreating border residents to comply with directives aimed at combating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Service in a statement issued Monday, April 13, reminded persons living along border towns and the general public that “all borders remain closed to human traffic until further notice.”
“We, therefore, urged them to cooperate and volunteer information to the GIS about persons who aid and abet illegal entry into the country to enable the Service apprehend such persons and stop the spread of the virus,” Head of Public Affairs, Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta, advised in the release.
The statement further acknowledged that the “life of every citizen is important and therefore, the GIS will not countenance any attempt by any individual to circumvent the directives or orders issued by the State.”
“We urge them to place premium on their health and that of the country and recognize themselves as an ally to defeat the deadly Virus and also a key stakeholder in the fight against all forms of irregular migration,” the release noted.
The GIS assured that it will continue to secure the borders against illegal entry as part of national response to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease.