Ministry of Interior

Address: P.O Box M42, Accra
Phone: (+233-21) 662688/684407
Fax: (+233-21) 667450

The Ministry of Interior is the Sectoral Agency of Government with the overall responsibility for the maintenance and enforcement of Internal Law and Order.

The Institutions through which the Ministry performs its functions are:
The Ghana Police Service
The Ghana Prisons Service
The Ghana National Fire Service
The Ghana Immigration Service
The Narcotic Control Board
The National Disaster Management Organization
The Refugee Board
Mission Statement
The Ministry of the Interior exists to ensure the maintenance of Internal Security and Peaceful Development within the Law, in Ghana. We do this by reviewing, formulating, implementing and evaluating policies relating to the protection of life and property; preventing and mitigating effects of disasters; immigration control; prevention and detection of crime; ensuring safe custody and facilitating the reformation and rehabilitation of offenders by employing and establishing good public relations with them; being guided by our belief in integrity, transparency, efficiency and prompt responsiveness to our clients. The latter comprises all person in Ghana and especially the vulnerable in society.


To ensure adequate protection of life and property
To ensure efficient crime detection and prevention
To strengthen disaster prevention and response mechanism and social mobilization
To regulate and monitor the entry, stay and exit of non-Ghanaians and traveling public.
To develop highly efficient and humane custodial reformatory system
To improve institutional capacity to enhance service system
To develop a good public relations system