Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta standing beside the Triple ‘S’ campaign banner
Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) as part of measures to strengthen border security yesterday outdoored a security campaign dubbed “Secure Borders, Stable Country, Safe People,” otherwise known as the Triple ‘S’ campaign.
The campaign, which comes on the heels of the recently launched “Code of Conduct and Reporting Mechanism” for the service, seeks to sensitise the public on the need to collaborate with its officers to ensure a secure and stable nation.
It also serves as evidence of the institution’s commitment to safeguarding the country’s borders, ensuring a stable environment, and protecting the well-being of citizens.
Speaking to journalists at the GIS Headquarters, Head of Public Affairs, Chief Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta said the campaign, which is based on the newly published Code of Conduct and Reporting Mechanism, aims at promoting integrity, accountability, and transparency in Ghana’s border management by raising awareness among the broader population on the expected ethical behaviours and modalities of officers and the reporting mechanism for incongruent behaviours.
He said, “This initiative reflects our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and accountability within our ranks, ultimately contributing to a safer and more secure nation.”
Chief Supt. Amoako-Atta further indicated that the Ghana Immigration Service recognises the importance of ensuring ethical behaviour among its officers to maintain secure borders in an ever-changing world.
“The Secure Borders, Stable Country, Safe People campaign embodies GIS’s vision to become a model Immigration Service for Migration Management and National Security, and to provide a safer and more prosperous Ghana, where every citizen and resident can thrive,” he added.
Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration, Finance and Administration, Mr. Isaac Owusu Mensah, indicated that the service over the past months has collaborated with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) under a European Union (EU) funded project in strengthening border security in Ghana and delivering the Immigration Service Code of Conduct and Reporting Mechanism.
This, he said, serves as a check and balance system in promoting good governance principles within the service and to also develop an internal and external reporting mechanism to enhance integrity.
The initiative, he explained, is transformative and supported by three power pillars of security, stability, and safety, as well as an awareness creation campaign to promote accountability, trust and empower people; it also serves as a roadmap for a stronger and more secure and prosperous Ghana.
BY Prince Fiifi Yorke