The Ghana Immigration Assistance (GIS) has deployed about 3,500 staff to enforce directives for the lockdown imposed on citizens in Accra, Tema and Kumasi.
The lockdown which arrived into force on Monday, March 30, is to help suppress the spread of coronavirus throughout the region.
A press release signed by Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta GIS unveiled that the procedure dubbed ‘Operation Covid Safety’ would have the staff divided to monitor numerous elements of the lockdown regions.
“1,100 of the personnel are to beef-up the personnel power at the borders with 400 personnel joining the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Services to implement regulation and purchase.”
“The other 2,000 GIS personnel will be assisting the Ghana Health Company to trace and examination people today who travelled into the country amongst 3rd and 23rd March of this 12 months,” the release added.
Briefing the personnel on Sunday in the course of the deployment at its Nationwide Headquarters in Accra, the Comptroller-Typical of Immigration (CGI), Kwame Asuah Takyi, urged the personnel to show superior carry out and professionalism to the admiration of stakeholders.
He urged them to demonstrate their relevance to the lead to of the country, primarily when the earth all about was appreciating the crucial job of immigration to safety and socio-economic advancement.
“Today, our relevance and contribution to stability and socio-economic advancement of the place is now appreciated additional than ever,” Mr Takyi extra.
The CGI urged them to strictly adhere to the
precautionary actions and protocols established out to protect against the unfold of the
coronavirus whiles they show care to the everyday civilians and the general community.