World Border Security Congress

Justice Cornelius Amevor

Chief Superintendent Justice Cornelius Amevor

Aflao Sector Commander – Ghana/Togo Border

Ghana Immigration Service

Ghana

Chief Superintendent Justice Cornelius Amevor is currently the Aflao Sector Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service at the Ghana/Togo Border. He is a public official within the Government of Ghana and has experience in trafficking in human beings and identification/referral, delivery of first assistance support and prevention of trafficking, training, border operations and management, Document Fraud, Intelligence gathering and analysis, among others. He regulates entry and exit of persons into Ghana through the Aflao border so as to ensure that bona fide travellers pass through the control quickly, courteously and not delayed unnecessarily as per the ECOWAS Protocols on Free Movement of Persons, Goods and Services.

 

He is a trainer/resource person at the Ghana Immigration Academy and Training Schools where he has assisted in drafting training modules for the schools. He is a former Commandant of the Ghana Immigration Academy and Training Schools (ISATS) and once served as the Commanding officer of the Ghana Immigration Service Training School where he commanded, instructed, administered, evaluated, counselled, and monitored all student training phases and operational activities in the Training School.

 

He had earlier served with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) attached to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) as an Immigration Expert/Advisor under the Reform and Restructuring Unit of the United Nations Police (UNPOL) deployed at the BIN Headquarters where he performed advising, training, mentoring and monitoring activities at the BIN in Liberia. He was very instrumental in the conceptualization and implementation of the training of 150 Liberian Immigration officers in Ghana and also coordinated several capacity building programs and projects with donor partners for the Ghana Immigration Service and the Liberia Immigration Service as well as drafting the first ever Strategic Plan for the Liberia Immigration.

I has 29years working experience with the Ghana Immigration Service. He was part of the Immigration team that handled the Liberia refugees (both at the Tema habour and the Budumburam Refugee Camp) on arrival in Ghana during the outbreak of war in Liberia in 1989. He also served as a member of a passport committee that was responsible for the investigation into the fraudulent acquisition of passports and visas in Ghana

 

He was one time the head of the Immigration Document Fraud Unit at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana where we undertook secondary examination of documents, conducted fraud analysis and prepared fraud reports on documents and persons for other sister security agencies and embassies/diplomatic missions in Ghana, profiled documents/persons at the last departure points for airlines, process deportees/inadmissibles and monitor the entire traveling public within the airport facility which led to the reduction of the use of fraudulent documents through the airport. During this role, he collaborated and successfully coordinated with the various Immigration Airline Liaison Officers of various international countries to ensure the reduction in the use of fraudulent documents through the Kotoka International Airport.

He has an Executive Masters in Business Administration (Project Management Option) from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and is also a graduate of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and a graduate of the Ghana Immigration Service Academy. He also holds a United Nations Certificate in Basic Drug Law Enforcement Training, Spanish National Police Diploma in detection of false documents, Netherlands National Bureau of Documents Certificate in Document Awareness Training, Certificate in Communication and Report Writing Skills, United Nations Certificate in Supervision (Teamwork and Development), and United Nations Certificate in Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Workshop.