Forty-five senior officers of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been transferred and posted to new stations.
They include two Deputy Commissioners of Immigration (DCOI), two Assistant Commissioners of Immigration (ACI), 18 Chief Superintendents of Immigration (C/SUPT.), eight Superintendents of Immigration (SUPT.), 11 Deputy Superintendents of Immigration (DSI) and four Assistant Superintendents of Immigration (ASI).
A letter dated May 17, 2017, and signed by Comptroller-General of Immigration, Kwame Asuah Takyi, said the transfers take immediate effect.
According to the letter, DCOI Prosper Price Delali Asima has been transferred from Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to Sekondi in the Western Region as the Officer in Charge (OIC) while DCOI Eric Affari at Sekondi heads to KIA as OIC.
In addition, ACI Isaac Luortey, the Commander in Tamale in the Northern Region has been transferred to Headquarters in Accra and will be replaced by an officer from Headquarters – Chief Superintendent Noah Ahomka Yeboah – as Acting Regional Commander.
C/SUPT Francis Palmdeti, New Central Regional Commander
ACI Maud A. Quainoo Central Regional Commander has been transferred to Headquarters to take charge of administration and will be replaced by Chief Superintendent Francis Palmdeti (Officer in charge of Public Affairs at Headquarters) as new Regional Commander to be stationed at Cape Coast.
Amoako Ataa, new head of Public Affairs
Chief Superintended Palmdeti will be replaced by Michael Amoako Ataa, second in charge of Public Officers who has been promoted to Officer in Charge of Public Affairs.
C/Supt. Julius Gboglah has been transferred from Bolgatanga to Headquarters in Accra while C/Supt. Kwasi Appau moves to Bolgatanga as Acting Regional Commander of Upper East.
Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region also has a new Acting Regional Commander in the person of C/Supt. Fred B. Duodu. He was transferred from Accra.
New HR at Headquarters
C/Supt. Kojo Oppong from Sunyani heads to Accra as Officer in Charge of Human Resource at Headquarters.
C/Supt. Nicholina Asare heads work permit
The Officer in Charge of Training at Headquarters, C/Supt., Nicholina Asare, has been assigned as Officer in Charge of work permit at the Headquarters.
C/Supt. Evelyn Aseidu Gyekye, Officer in Charge of the Receiving Counter at Headquarters has been transferred to Tema and C/Supt. Edith Penelove Arhin at Headquarters Issue Room, has also been transferred to Tema.
Akanu, Sogakope have new bosses
Akanu in the Volta Region will see a new Sector Commander in the person of C/Supt. Francis Baning and the C/Supt. Joshua Krakue moves from Akanu to Headquarters while C/Supt. Yaw Charles Bediako from Headquarters will take over at Sogakope as Officer in Charge.
C/Supt. Gordon Saah has been transferred from Headquarters to passport office while Shadrack Azangweo moves from Cape Coast to Obuasi as Officer in Charge.
DSI Agnes Tinga has been transferred from Suhum in the Eastern Region to Kumasi as the second in Command and Supt. Lydia Achel from Headquarters intelligence also moves to Kumasi intelligence.