January 23, 2024

The work of staff of the Ghana Immigration Service in the Effutu Municipality received a major boost with a donation of office equipment by the Member of Parliament for the Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo- Markin.

 The items included ten (10) desktop computers, two (2) printers, two (2) land line telephones, 23 swivel chairs, two work stations, a photocopier machine, an office cabinet for filing and two air conditioners.

 The donation which was a follow-up to a request made on the Member of Parliament who doubles as the Deputy Majority Leader of Ghana’s 8th Parliament is set to enhance the work delivery of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in the Effutu Municipality to improve the security of the area.

 Presenting the items, Hon. Afenyo-Markin announced that the new office complex under construction was at an advanced stage of completion and would be commissioned and handed over before the celebration of the Aboakyir’ Festival in May this year.

 He reiterated his commitment at ensuring that staff posted to the Municipality work under a conducive environment to enhance their delivery for the development of the area.

 Hon. Afenyo- Markin bemoaned the alarming rate of Hepatitis B infections in the area describing it as a silent killer, a situation he said has compelled him to vote Ghc1million for free screening and vaccination in the Municipality.

He charged on all residents of Effutu to volunteer for the free screening and vaccination for early treatment to reduce the Hepatitis B related deaths in the area.

 Receiving the items, the Central Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Deputy Commissioner of Immigration, Eric Afari expressed the gratitude of his outfit to the Effutu MP for helping to resource the GIS in the area.

According to him the gesture would go a long way to improve the work of the service in the area thereby ensuring efficiency in the monitoring of activities of foreign nationals in the Municipality for an enhanced security.

Present at the ceremony to present the items included the immediate Past Secretary of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mr. John Azumah, the Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Zubairu Kassim, the Effutu Divisional Police Commander, ACP Jeffery Darko and Former Commander of the Winneba Local Prisons, Mr.Peter Afari Mintah.

Irene Danso/Ghanamps.com