web search >>>
IMMIGRATION STAFF TRAIN IN INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
Fourteen Immigration officers drawn from both exit and entry points of the country, have ended a two-week intelligence and profiling workshop with a call on them to play a viable role in helping to train their colleagues.
The training of trainers workshop, the first of its kind, was organized by the crown Agents of the U.K., with sponsorship from the Commonwealth secretariat and the British High Commission.
The Director of Immigration, Elizabeth Adjei, urged personnel of t he service to strategically place themselves in emerging intricacies of the global security in order to effectively gather intelligence information for their work.
she said the position of the service, as a frontline agency, requires skills to access information vital to national security, hence, the need for the participant to maximize the use of the knowledge acquired.
Mr. Mathew Dolting, Deputy British High Commissioner, described the workshop as a significant investment in upgrading the skills of the officers, adding that intelligence-led activity was very effective in producing good result.
He said similar workshop would be organized for other set of immigration personnel and security agencies to build their capacities.
(Ghanaian times,Tuesday,17 March 2009)
Immigration Officers asked to overcome temptations
The director of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Ms Elizabeth Adjei, has advised personnel of the service not to allow themselves to be tempted with offers from people. In addition, she reminded them to remember that they had their personal integrity and credibility to protect. Speaking at an annual thanksgiving service in Accra, Ms Adjei further urged the personnel to be discipline and uphold and protect the integrity and credibility of the service.
A gospel singer, Ms Grace Ashie provided song ministration, with a musical interlude provided by 'the migrant', the GIS band. Ms Adjei said although the personnel worked in a difficult environment, they should focus on their challenges and develop strategies to overcome them.
she urged the officers to leverage their strength and work towards achieving the national goal by trusting in God. in an interview with the after the thanks giving service, Ms Adjei gave assurance that the GIS would maintain a high level of professionalism in its activities to ensure the safety and well-being of all Ghanaians by properly regulating the activities of foreign nationals who visited the country.
"the public should expect a highly disciplined services that can rise to the standards, an efficient system that can carry out it's mandate, a system that is fair and balance in it's operation to protect the well-being of all citizens," she emphasized.
Pastor Stephen Wengman, who delivered the sermon on the theme, "Celebrating the goodness of the Lord" advised the personnel to obey their leadership and make individual commitment to stick to their resolutions for the year.
(DAILY GUIDE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY24,2009)