Nineteen Burkinabes who allegedly tried to bribe Immigration Officers in buy to be authorized entry into Ghana, have been repatriated, the Ghana Immigration Service says.
According to the Assistance, the foreigners entered Ghana illegally by way of the Northern regional city of Savelugu on May well 3.
In a assertion copied to JoyNews’ Martina Bugri, the Provider mentioned an OA bus with registration number GT 8242-19, on which the foreigners and other Ghanaians have been travelling, was intercepted en route to Accra.
Public Relations Officer of the Company in the Northern Area, Christian Kobla Kekeli Zilevu, reported when the passengers were being interrogated it was unveiled that they used unapproved routes into the state.
He stated the Burkinabes tried bribing the migration officers with each and every of them giving a ₵100 to the officers to be authorized to continue on their journey.
The Officers, howver, turned down the bribe and arrested them, Mr Zilevu stated.
“…the Deputy Northern Regional Commander of the Immigration Provider sent a signal to the Officer In Cost of the Paga Border article about the situation and asked that they are gained and repatriated the foreigners though alternate arrangement was produced to transport the remaining passengers who ended up Ghanaian nationals to Accra,” the statement additional.
The Company is pleased with operators of OA transport, who they reported, cooperated successfully in managing the issue.
Mr Zilevu appealed to other transport operators to emulate their example to assistance suppress the unfold of the coronavirus.
President Akufo-Addo has shut all of Ghana’s borders until eventually Might 31. The shift is component of steps being taken by governing administration to control the spread of coronavirus which was imported into the country, President Akufo-Addo has stated.