The Eastern Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has refuted claims by some section of the media that it is unconcerned as sex trafficking allegedly booms near its regional office in Koforidua.
A statement released by the Regional Public Affairs Officer of the Command, Senior Inspector Rita Talata Ayine, referred to the news item, headlined “Immigration Service in Koforidua looks unconcerned as sex trafficking booms near their office”, picked from Star FM online, and published by Ghanaweb.com.
The GIS Eastern Regional Command said there had not been any complaints with evidence of foreign nationals engaging in sex trafficking in Koforidua, stressing that “it has also not come to the attention of the Command that any illegal activities undertaken by any foreign nationals have not received swift response”.
“We also want to make it clear to the general public that the Command does not shy away from Media interactions and engagement. We wish to state that the said publication has no substance but only an attempt to mar the reputation that the Service,” parts of the statement read.
Nonetheless, the Command said it was treating the news item as a complaint and following up with investigations to establish the veracity of the publication.
“Our friends in the media are also encouraged to always knock on our doors when they are baffled with any Immigration issues in order to educate the general public and safeguard the security of the country,” the statement concluded.