The Ghanaian Government has inaugurated biometric e-Gates at the international arrival hall of the Kotoka International Airport, Ghana’s AfroHustler has reported.
In what is first for West Africa, the biometric gates control is a part of a bigger initiative by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to revamp and modernise security procedures.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the country’s Minister of Communications, flagged off the launch of the 7 e-gates at the arrival hall, with 2 more said to be under installation at the departure hall.
The project is said to have cost $18 million, and is part of the e-Transform programme, a World Bank funded project under the Ministry of Communications.
The e-gates will allow travellers use their passports to enter the country, and will perform identification, authentication, and verification services.
It will reduce drastically, the physical time travellers spend with immigration officers.