Five officers of the Ghana Immigration Service have been honored for their negligence to corruption and vigilance in foiling fuel smuggling out of the country through unauthorized routes.
The five officers who shunned bribery and corruption include the Akanu Sector Commander, Chief Superintendent Godson Attobrah and Officer-In-Charge of Grounds, Assistant Superintendent Augustus Okyere. The rest are Inspector Samuel Ampofo, Assistant Inspector Kofi Asante and Assistant Immigration Control Officer 1, Israel Gidisu.
It was reported that on 8th of July, Four of the honoured Officers engaged in a selfless service ready to lay down their lives for the country by intercepting large volumes of petroleum products being smuggled through an unauthorized route along the borders of Akanu in the Volta Region, while the other 5th Officer committedly ensured environmental cleanliness in and around the National Headquarters of the GIS.
All were each presented with a plaque, a certificate and an undisclosed amount of money by the Head of Border Management Department, Commissioner Isaac Owusu Mensah, and the CGI, Deputy Comptroller-Generals.
During the presentation of the awards last week at a ceremony held at the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Headquarters in Accra, Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Kwame Asuah Takyi, commended the Officers for their patriotism, bravery, and dedication to duty
He noted that the commendation given to the leadership of the Service by the State should be directed down to the Officers who were involved in the thick of affairs.
“When the glorification comes, it usually goes to the leaders. The glory should also go to the Officers involved too,” he said
“They could have taken the money offered to them and allowed them to go without any trace,” he added.
The CGI indicated that Management recognizes and celebrate the effort of the Officers, hence, the ceremony to exhibit their appreciation to them.