5 foreign nationals have been arrested for moving into the state through an unapproved route at Hamile in the Lambussie District of the Higher West Location.
The regional command of the Ghana Immigration Support (GIS) mentioned the migrants who are all Burkina Faso nationals aged involving 15 and 27 were being arrested at the weekend.
They rode into the nation on two motorbikes with registration numbers 32-UJ-6586 and 32-JW-5633 at Defeat 2 unapproved route bordering Burkina Faso.
The regional Professional for the Assistance, Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, claimed that “preliminary investigations unveiled that they had been travelling to Kumasi and Techiman for farming purposes”, he explained.
Mr Seidu defined that the unlawful migrants were screened by the Port Health Personnel and handed more than to the Burkina Faso authorities on the other side of the border and their motorbikes, impounded.
“As far as our operational features are involved, coupled with the President’s directive on the closure of our borders as section of the actions to halt cross border an infection of Covid-19, the Ghana Immigration Services is leaving no stone unturned in making certain that undocumented, prohibited and irregular migrants are not allowed entry into Ghana as a result of unapproved routes”, he said.
Mr Seidu, thus, urged the typical public, significantly, the border inhabitants to collaborate with GIS and to volunteer data on unlawful migration to them to assistance conclusion the menace.
“The services needs to remind the Ghanaian citizens who are complicit in the exodus migration of other ECOWAS nationals into Ghana through unapproved routes to either desist from the illegal act or be organized to deal with the wrath of the regulation,” he warned.