The Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior, Mrs Adelaide Anno-Kumi has stated that Government through the Ministry of the Interior is working towards the establishment of a government-led mechanism to coordinate and effectively manage migration in Ghana as espoused in the National Migration Policy.
Speaking at the Migration Coordination Platform-Diaspora Engagement and National Development meeting in Accra, the Chief Director said the National Coordination Mechanism on Migration will facilitate cooperation and coordinate interventions among relevant stakeholders with migration-related functions.
According to her, the diaspora constituted an important part of Ghana’s migration management strategies and it underscores the mutual recognition of the important roles the diaspora plays in national development.
She noted that despite the progress, a lot more remains to be achieved in attracting concrete investment from the diaspora and strengthening the existing regime to facilitate engagement with the diaspora.
Mrs Anno-Kumi urged participants to move beyond mere talk and prioritize effective implementing strategies to ensure tangible outcomes from the meeting.
The Chief of Mission of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Ghana, Madam Fatou Dialo Ndiaye commended Government for embracing, advocating and advancing diaspora affairs in Ghana. That she said, has made Ghana a champion country on the Global Compact on Migration in Africa.
The Migration Coordination Platform-Diaspora Engagement and National Development meeting was organised by IOM Ghana with support from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development.