A full of 50 overseas nationals from Togo, Benin and Nigeria, who tried out to enter the state through a acknowledged unapproved border at Mambobga in the Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri District have been denied entry.
Other 13 Togolese, who also attempted to enter the state as a result of the Bunkpurugu Border Write-up were also denied entry even though 17 Ghanaians, resident in Togo, who have been returning to the country through the identical border put up, were being also turned away.
This was in line with the President’s directives to shut the country’s borders.
It came to light-weight when Mr Solomon Namlit Boar, North East Regional Minister, led members of the Regional Security Council to tour those people two borders on Thursday to evaluate their operations with regard to the President’s directives to near the country’s borders.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed the closure of the country’s borders from midnight of March 22, in the wake of the emergence of COVID-19 in the region as section of actions to suppress the peak of the ailment.
Main Superintendent Mr William Peter Andoh, Acting North East Regional Commander of the GIS, who briefed the Regional Minister, mentioned staff of the GIS were poised to implement the President’s directives to incorporate the distribute of COVID-19 in the region.
He spelled out that the 17 Ghanaians could not be permitted into the state for the reason that there ended up no check kits to examination their temperatures, for that reason, couldn’t ensure their wellbeing standing, as a result, their denial.
Main Superintendent Mr Peter Andoh spoke about the employees power of the GIS in the region, which he indicated was insufficient, indicating, the GIS was collaborating with other security providers to guarantee productive patrol of the country’s borders in the location.
The Bunkpurugu and Wunjuga Border Posts are the authorised borders in the area. Having said that, there are also eight known unapproved entry details and a selection of not known entry factors in the location.
Insufficient personnel and resources this sort of as motorbikes influences the functions of staff of GIS along the border posts in the region.
Mr Boar urged personnel of GIS to be vigilant and demanding in enforcing the border closure directive of the President by not letting anybody to enter or exit the country to enable include the unfold of the illness.
He gave assurance to handle the difficulties confronting personnel of the GIS to reinforce their operations alongside the borders to safeguard the region.
He further urged the citizenry and people of other nations to remain in their nations at this period to aid incorporate the ailment.