Ghana opens new check post on Ivory Coast border

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Accra, July 19 (IANS/MAP) The Ghana Immigration Service has opened a new border check post in the Suaman district of the western region of the country bordering Ivory Coast.

The new border post at Antokrom near Dadieso would enable the Service to control movement of persons and goods as well as check illegal immigrants and smuggling from Ivory Coast, the media report said on Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Immigration Prosper Asima said that the border post would serve as security checkpoint and will help the immigration service to profile all immigrants entering Ghana from Ivory Coast.

Asima added that the new office would also help the Immigration Service to properly check illegal mining, human trafficking, drug peddling, armed robbery and other menace in the border towns such as Antokrom, Yaakese, Sewum of the Suaman district.

The Suaman district’s Chief Executive Christian Baah and the paramount chief of Suaman traditional area Nana Osei Kofi, who were all present at the commissioning, said that the move would bring economic benefits as well as security checks in the area.

–IANS/MAP

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