The Northern Regional command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has secured a four-unit housing project for some senior officers.
Constructed by the State Housing Company (SHC) at Kugani, near the Tamale Airport, each self-contained apartment has two bedrooms, a hall, kitchen, a balcony and other ancillary facilities.
The GIS Northern Regional Commander, Chief Superintendent Ahomka Noah Yeboah at the official inaugural ceremony described the project as the beginning of strategic steps adopted to defray the GIS housing deficit in the region.
According to him, the GIS in partnership with the State Housing Company is to construct a four-storey 24-unit block for other ranks.
“We believe that with all these in place it will help reduce our staff accommodation deficit,” he said.
“We are going to have an ultra-modern office complex at the former regional workers’ canteen which was given to us in 2009. We have carried out the integrity test of the building and it is fit and we assure that within the first quarter of next year plans would have been finalized for the commencement of that work.”
Mr. Noah Ahomka called for operational logistics to ensure the proper monitoring of the nation’s entry points (borders) to the Northern Region.
“Our borders are very porous and if we have to patrol well we need very robust vehicles that can stand the terrain.”
“For us to be able to go round the borders and ensure the integrity of the country we need to have some operational logistics that would be provided in due course”
He commended the current GIS management saying, “The management and the current council of GIS and our current CG is very proactive and he is result oriented. So we believe that with his push, the support of the council and the current minister who has love for the service, we shall overcome some of these challenges.”
Chief Superintendent Ahomka Noah Yeboah urged officers of the GIS to improve their services.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana