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General News of Tuesday, 24 March 2020


Avoid bribes, let's fight coronavirus together – Volta Regional Minister to GIS

Some officials of GIS in the Volta Region Some officials of GIS in the Volta Region

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa has warned personnel from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in the region to desist from taking bribes to allow people enter the country as Ghana's borders have been closed due to the fear of coronavirus.

President Akufo-Addo ordered the closure of the country's borders as part of moves to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking at a brief parade held at the Regional Immigration Headquarters in Ho on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Mr Letsa said: "The borders have been closed so no Immigration officer has the right to collect money from anybody to let them in. You must also know that you are also at risk, so the money you collect, the money doesn't protect you from getting coronavirus, so at this time, let's all sacrifice and fight for our collective interest."

For his part, the Volta Regional Commander of the GIS, Deputy Commissioner, Esq Peter Nantuo warned the service personnel to adhere to directives of not allowing anyone into the country or face dismissal.

He added that the borders have been closed so no Immigration personnel has the authority to open it for anyone to enter or engage in any unlawful act at the various entry points.

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