Akufo-Addo delivers on GIS promise

Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has, on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, inaugurated a number of projects at the Ghana Immigration Service Academy at Assin Foso in the Central Region...


Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has, on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, inaugurated a number of projects at the Ghana Immigration Service Academy at Assin Foso in the Central Region.

The projects were undertaken in fulfilment of a promise by President Akufo-Addo to revamp the structures of the school to upgrade it to an International Academy for the sub-region when he reviewed the Graduation Parade of the 9th Cadet Intake on 25 October 2017.

Delivering the Reviewing Officer’s address on behalf of the President at the Graduation Parade for the 11th Cadet Intake at Assin Foso on Monday, 29 April 2019, Dr Bawumia said the significant revamping and construction work undertaken in the ensuing period lends credence to the fact that when President Akufo-Addo promises, he delivers.

“Today, history has been made again. We have commissioned a 221-capacity hostel facility and a 300-capacity lecture hall for the Immigration Academy. The training school has also been upgraded with a 280-capacity hostel as you have all witnessed today.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, when the President promises, he delivers! Kindly join me to commission a modern drill square – ‘The Academy Square,’ where we are now,” he declared to loud cheers from the graduants.

The revamping and upgrading of the Academy, as well as the provision of essential logistics for not just the Immigration Service but all other security agencies form part of a holistic national effort to improve upon their human capital and effectiveness, Dr Bawumia explained.

“The government is determined to rid the country of all types of crime. To this end, the President has resolved to resource all the security services to enable them enforce the law. Recently, the government provided vehicles and other facilities to the Ghana Armed Forces and the Police Service. The government has also procured 150 high-performance vehicles to support the operations of the Ghana Immigration Service.

“Let me indicate that the Government will not be complacent in the security management of the country. We are alert and working to ensure that citizens, indeed all of us, are safe and continue to go about our activities without fear. Government is thus committed to ensure the full implementation of the Immigration Service Act, 2016 (Act 908) which is aimed at injecting more efficiency and effectiveness into the Service”, Dr Bawumia stated.

Dr Bawumia urged the 300 graduating officer cadets to be “fully committed to the cause of the country and exhibit high levels of integrity, and, let me stress, eschew all forms of corrupt practices in the performance of your duties.”

He added, “From here on it is your primary responsibility and commitment to hold unto the virtues and high standards of discipline imparted to you.”

The Overall Best Cadet Award was won by Officer Cadet Christian Magnusen, who also won the award for the Best in Academics. Officer Cadet Lydia Aboagye-Agyapong was adjudged Best in Drills, Female, while Officer Cadet Mustapha Osumanu Huno won that for Males. Most Disciplined Cadet was Officer Cadet Eric Ato Smith.

The Graduation Parade was witnessed by a number of dignitaries including Mr Muhammed Babandede, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service; Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service; Lt General Obed Boamah Akwa, Chief of Defence Staff; Mr Patrick Darko Missah, Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service; Hon Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior and his Deputy, Hon Henry Quartey; Deputy Minister for Defence, Hon Maj Derek Oduro (Rtd); Central Regional Minister Mr Kwamena Duncan; and Hon Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



Related Posts

Bawumia’s full EMT town hall speech

Man gets tens of thousands of birthday calls after sons post his phone number on billboards

Ghana may auction Eurobonds with or without final IMF review

Judge questions 1-yr delay in prosecuting man who set 11-yr-old boy ablaze

Muntari joins Spanish side Albacete on one-year deal

Ecobank shareholders approve all 31st AGM resolutions

UK C'wealth Secretary meets Bawumia

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces changes Lomé,

Leave a reply
your email address will not be published

Featured Posts

Eric Bailly: Man Utd defender ruled out of Afcon


Ecobank shareholders approve all 31st AGM resolutions


"If you put yourself in a respectable position, people'll respect you" – Asiedu Nketia tells Jean Mensa


Why the Battle of Winterfell on 'GoT' was a disappointment


Samsung made a TV for vertical video


Prof Opoku-Agyemang writes: On STEM education in Ghana


UK C'wealth Secretary meets Bawumia


Ecobank shareholders approve all 31st AGM resolutions


Why the Battle of Winterfell on 'GoT' was a disappointment


Samsung made a TV for vertical video


UK C'wealth Secretary meets Bawumia


Samsung made a TV for vertical video


Prof Opoku-Agyemang writes: On STEM education in Ghana


Prof Opoku-Agyemang writes: On STEM education in Ghana