A Multi Sectorial delegation from Uganda, this morning paid a courtesy call on the Minister for the Interior as part of a three days fact finding mission to Ghana.
The delegation which comprise of representation from Government , civil society, academia, the UN and security agencies is in the country to interact comprehensively with Ghanaian counterparts in the areas of civic education, electoral management and peace.
The delegation is optimistic to learn the best practices that Ghana has applied in those areas and even explore the possibility of a framework between Ghana and Uganda going forward.
The choice of Ghana by the mission, according to the UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Ms. Rosa Malango is borne from Ghana’s experience in those areas.
She further indicated that, the mission was also in line with the South – South Cooperation which seeks to help governments to meet the UN sustainable development goals.
Mr. Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior in his welcome address noted that, the feat chalked by Ghana in those areas had not been by chance but by a conscious and multi sectorial approach in solving issues.
He thus commended the delegation for it’s composition.
He however admitted that there were still some challenges such as, land disputes, chieftaincy disputes, vigilantism, illegal mining and unemployment which government was working hard at solving.
To this end, he cited the the Free SHS, planting for Food and Jobs, Nation Builders Corps, unprecedented recruitment into the security agencies as some of the programmes and activities consciously being deployed by Government to eliminate exclusivity which could lead to people indulging in acts that can threaten the peace and security of the country.
The team is expected to hold meeting with civil society organisations, government officials and institutions.