- Six officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been officially recognised for rejecting a GHC25,000 bribe offer from smugglers.
- Each of the officers recieved a certificate, plaque and an undisclosed amount of money for their integrity and patriotism.
- The smugglers sought to divert 1950 bags of fertilizers meant for the Planting for Food and Jobs programme but were stopped by the officials
Six Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) officers have been honoured at a durbar for rejecting GHC25,000 offered by smugglers.
YEN.com.gh understands that the smugglers sought to divert 1950 bags of fertilizers intended for the Planting for Food and Jobs programme.
The plan was to transport the fertilizers via Fielmon, an unapproved route at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso in the Upper West region.
The identities of the officers are Hamile Sector Commander, Chief Superintendent Felix Agyeman-Bosompem, Assistant Superintendent Razak Mohammed and Inspector Prince Osei Bonsu.
The rest are Assistant Inspector Benjamin Duah, Immigration Control Officer (ICO) Godfred Amponsah, and Assistant Immigration Control Officer 1 (AICO I) Maurice Logochura.
Myjoyonline.com reports that In recognition of their efforts, the officers were presented with an undisclosed amount of money, plaques and certificates.
Social media users also took the opportunity to shower praises on the GIS men for their patriotic act:
To Akosah, this is patriotism at work.
KD thanked them for risking their lives for Ghana.
Nelly added that Ghana is proud of them.
To Ocansey, each of them has his integrity intact.
Dzroh however wondered if they would have been patriotic if the offer was increased.
Peter asked for God's blessings in the lives of the men.
In other news, President Akufo-Addo joined the people of Jamestown in Accra to welcome African Americans to Ghana as part of the Year of Return.
The group was led by the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, Derrick Johnson.
Movie actor, Danny Glover and others were treated to tours and seminars to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the movement of Africans to Jamestown, Virginia, in the United States of America on August 20, 1619.
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