By Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta
The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI) of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, has paid a courtesy call on the Paga Pio (Chief of Paga), Charles Awia Awamampaga, at his Palace, in the Upper East Region.
The CGI visited the Paga Pio’s Palace on Saturday, the 9th of March, 2019, upon his arrival at Paga, to continue with his working tour of Command posts in the northern parts of the country.
Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi officially informed the Paga Pio of his presence in the community to witness at firsthand the welfare of officers and their operational activities, at the Paga border post.
“We are here, as tradition and customs demand of us, to pay homage and seek your permission before going ahead with our mission”, CGI Takyi added.
The CGI’s working tour commenced on Thursday, March 7, 2019, after the 62nd Independence Anniversary national celebration at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, on Wednesday the 6th of March, 2019, in Tamale.
The border posts the CGI has visited so far includes Tatale, Saboba, Bunpkrugu, Wunjuga, Yendi Sector Command, and the Northern Regional Immigration Headquarters.
Mr. Takyi assured the Chief of Paga that, with the support of government, the Paga border post of GIS would receive a facelift to boost the image of his Chiefdom and the country at large to enhance security at the major entry points.
In a remark, the Paga Pio thanked the CGI and his entourage for the visit and expressed the joy to have the GIS delegation and commended the CGI for the decision to touch base with his officers, to enable him to comprehend with the happenings at the border posts.
The Paga Pio noted the existence of a healthy and cordial relationship between his Chiefdom and officers of the GIS and further gave his blessings to the CGI and his entourage for their period of stay in the Region, wishing them a successful working tour, while he assured the CGI of his continuous support for the operational activities of officers at the border.
The CGI was accompanied on his trip by his Deputy-In-Charge of Finance and Administration – Mrs Judith Dzokoto-Lomoh, the Chief Staff Officer – Chief Superintendent Lawrence Agyei-Agyapong, the Head of Public Affairs – Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta, the acting Upper East Regional Immigration Commander – Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Dedzo and the Commander for the Paga Border Post – Chief Superintendent Laryea Kwei.