Ghanaian identity cards seized from foreigners

Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) officials at the Kulungugu and Missiga border posts in the Bawku Municipality, have seized  586 Ghanaian national identity (ID) cards from nationals of Togo , Burkina Faso and Niger.

The identity cards include the new National Identity cards, Voters ID cards and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards, all of which were illegally acquired.

Mr Samuel Amatsitsi, officer in charge of the Kulungugu Post, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Kulungugu near Bawku on Wednesday.

He said most of the foreign nationals used the NHIS cards to access health care in the Ghanaian health facilities.

Mr Amatsitsi advised travelers especially Ghanaians traveling outside the country to ensure that they had the required traveling documents to avoid harassment by security officials at their destination.

According to him, the Kulungugu Post processes about one thousand emigrants and immigrants yearly and out of that, only one per cent of the travellers usually have valid traveling documents.

Source: GNA

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  1. BB says

    Interesting, how did they got them, corrupt Ghanaians, greed bustards selling these ID’s to foreigners. I will not be surprised for Ghanaian passport as well.

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