Mr. Patrick Ellonu, Jomoro NDC Communication Officer, has expressed worry over some State security who have been employed to unapproved routes at Elubo in the Jomoro Municipality of the Western Region.
He mentioned that some Immigration and Custom Officers stationed at Jaway Wharf and Samenye barrier are allegedly extorting amount ranging from One hundred Ghana Cedis to Two Hundred Ghana Cedis [Gh¢100 to Gh¢200] from the Ivorian immigrants.
Mr Ellonu recounted how a Custom officer mercilessly humiliated a family from Ivory Coast whom they have no money to pay bribe to guarantee their entry into the country, but, were later allowed entry into Ghana following a plea by a colleague Officer on their behalf.
However, he acknowledged some security officers for their excellent job at the borders of Nzema enclaves but lamented that, there are wolves amongst them who their activities causes discredit to the reputation of the security agency.
The NDC Communication Officer angrily sent a word of caution to the officers to immediately desist from the act because, according to him, the trend may have adverse security and health threat to Jomoro especially, during this Covid-19 upsurge.
“You’re here to serve, we use our taxpayers money to pay you people. The corruption, the corrupt act are too much on our borders. It’s because of the uniform you are wearing,” Mr Ellonu told New Day FM
Mr. Ellonu comments comes on the back of the MP for Jomoro, Hon Dorcas Afo Toffey who made a call on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, 24, March 2021 to call on the government to open land borders to ease the suffering of businesses in the border towns of Elenda Wharf, Elubo and Jaway Wharf in the municipality.
The loudmouthed NDC Communicator commended the member of parliament for Jomoro constituency for seeking the welfare of the constituents in the area on the floor of parliament.