Upper West GIS Arrests 7 Burkinabe Sneak-Ins

The Upper West regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service have arrested seven Burkinabes who sneaked into the country for greener pastures in defiance of  the closure of Ghana’s borders over Covid-19 at the directive of the President.
They were apprehended at Batoma, an unapproved route in the Hamile Sector Command of the GIS in the Lambussie District of the Region, according to the GIS.
Public Relations Officer of the Upper West GIS, Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, has said that all the seven were males and had snuck into the country with the intent of travelling down to Techiman in the Bono Region for farm labour jobs.
They are aged between 16 and 25 according to the GIS PRO.
The illegal migrants were screened by the Port Health Officials and handed over to the Burkina Faso authorities, while the tricycle was impounded according to the law.
Ghana’s borders have been closed since March to stave off importation of new coronavirus infections as the country battles the infections that are already spreading in communities.
Just on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo extended the border closures for another month, so that the borders will remain closed until May 31st.


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