Sixteen Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) officers, who displayed gross indiscipline, had been interdicted, the Director of GIS, DCOP Dr. Peter Wiredu had disclosed.
Dr Wiredu said he was disappointed at the level of indiscipline and warned that it would not be tolerated under his administration.
The Director said this in Cape Coast, on his familiarization tour to the Central Region.
He noted that discipline was the core of every organization, adding that, Officers and men should consider it a ritual and part of their behavioural pattern.
He said the purpose of the tour was to meet Officers of the GIS and learn at first hand, their difficulties and challenges.
DCOP Dr. Wiredu said he will also not countenance any form of “naked corruption” among personnel, since it paints a negative image of the Service, and urged the Officers to eschew all forms of corruption.
The Director observed that, the Service has an image problem, which must be corrected, adding that, as public servants they must be mindful of the way they relate to the public.
He said his administration would organize refresher courses for officers, sating that, the more enlightened they are, the better equipped they will be.
On transfers, he asked the personnel not to consider it as a punishment but part of their professional development and also to broaden their scope.
Addressing the grievances of the Officers, he gave the assurance that those whose promotions have been unduly delayed will be promoted by the end of the month.
He was disappointed that only about 10 percent of Officers in the Service were accommodated and suggested that the regional office make enquiries to acquire land for housing projects to help solve the accommodation problems.
“I will ensue that the needed amenities and accoutrements, which were not available, forcing you to acquire uniforms and shoes with their own monies, were provided from henceforth.
He called for their collective cooperation to build the required team-work for the growth of the Service.