Five foreign nationals have been arrested for coming into the country by way of an unapproved route at Hamile in the Lambussie District of the Higher West Location.
The Higher West Regional command of the Ghana Immigration Support (GIS) told the GNA in that the migrants, who had been all Burkina Faso nationals aged concerning 15 and 27 were arrested at the weekend on two motorbikes with registration figures 32-UJ-6586 and 32-JW-5633 at Conquer 2 unapproved route bordering Burkina Faso.
Mr Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional General public Relations Officer for the Support explained “Preliminary investigations exposed that they were being travelling to Kumasi and Techiman for farming purposes”, he explained.
Mr Seidu spelled out that the illegal migrants were screened by the Port Health and fitness Personnel and handed around to the Burkina Faso authorities on the other aspect of the border, when the motorbikes experienced been impounded.
“As significantly as our operational features are concerned, coupled with the President’s directive on the closure of our borders as element of the measures to halt cross border infection of Covid-19, the Ghana Immigration Provider is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that undocumented, prohibited and irregular migrants are not authorized entry into Ghana by unapproved routes”, he spelled out.
Mr Seidu, thus, advised the normal public, especially, the border people to collaborate with Ghana Immigration Support and to volunteer info on unlawful migration to the GIS to assist stop the menace.
“The support wishes to remind the Ghanaian citizens who are complicit in the exodus migration of other ECOWAS nationals into Ghana as a result of unapproved routes to both desist from the illegal act or be geared up to confront the wrath of the law’ he warned.