Supt. Michael Amoako Atta

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has disclosed that it has inadequate weapons and relies on borrowed weapons to perform its constitutionally mandated duties to the State.

“Though the law has been amended to allow us use weapons, these weapons are not there.  We have a few that we have borrowed from other agencies because the procurement process for the purchase of the weapons is a bit cumbersome,” the GIS said.

Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM, monitored by, Head of Public Affairs, GIS, Supt. Michael Amoako Atta said the situation makes it difficult for them to effectively perform their border protection duties and chase out illegal immigrants from Ghana.

“We have assurances from the government that the procurement process has ended so by September the weapons will come in,” he announced.

Source: | Gertrude Otchere