Ghana Immigration Service Training School Opens IT Laboratory

By International Office of Migration (IOM)

IOM Ghana and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have opened an information technology laboratory at the GIS Training School and Academy (ISATS) at Assin Fosu, Central Region of Ghana.

The project, designed to build GIS information technology capacity, was funded by the European Union (EU) through the Ghana Integrated Migration Management Approach (GIMMA) project, implemented jointly by GIS and IOM.

The 70-computer lab, which was set up by IOM, is also equipped with a projector, network server and internet connection.

“In this digital age, IT skills are required in all areas of immigration duties. The lab will greatly enhance the capacity of immigration officers to perform their day-to-day migration management duties more professionally and effectively,” said GIMMA Project Manager Kazumi Nakamura.

Ghana experiences complex migration flows and the GIS has been increasingly called upon to respond to new challenges, resulting in more calls for training and skills development.

The three-year EUR 3 million GIMMA project, funded by the EU under the framework of 10th European Development Fund, is helping to build GIS' operational capacity to secure and protect the country's borders; empower migrants to make informed migratory decisions; and improve the country's migration data management capacity.