Assin Fosu (C/R), Oct. 25, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday commissioned 54 Officer Cadets into the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with a call on them to safeguard the national sovereignty, territorial integrity and the peaceful development of the country.
Whilst congratulating them on their achievement, the President urged them to maintain high levels of discipline and strive not to compromise on their professional ethics.
"As the Principal Service of our entry point, the Immigration Service is critical to the security of our borders and in the prevention of Cross border and transnational crime. It is indeed at the forefront of regional effort to combat terrorism," he said.
The parade, which is the 9th Batch of Officer Cadets to pass out, was made up of 34 males and 20 females.
It was held at the Vigilance Square of the GIS Academy and Training School at Assin Fosu in the Central Region.
The 54 Officer Cadets were admitted into the Academy on December 28, 2016 and passed through 10 months of intensive training, studying courses such as: Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crimes, Border Patrol Management, National Security and Intelligence, Travel Documents Management, amongst others.
President Akufo Addo said government was keen on gradually ensuring that all borders of the country are operational 24 hours each day.
This according to him would give true meaning to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) protocol of free movement of goods and persons and promote the progress and prosperity of Ghanaians.