GOVT URGED TO EXPEDITE ACTION ON NATIONAL MIGRATION POLICY
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Ghana, has urged government to expedite implementation of the Ghana National Migration Policy to ensure coordination in migration matters and activities. In the absence of the roll-out of the policy developed in 2016, Mr Eric Akomanyi, Migration and Development Project Assistant, IOM Ghana, argued that the country was unable to maximise the gains from migration including remittances in-flow and Diaspora capital to support development programmes. “There is a Migration Unit at the Ministry of the Interior. The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection have the anti-human trafficking unit, which is a migration issue.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration have the Diaspora Affairs Bureau. Ministry of Finance and Bank of Ghana are also working on remittances, which are migrated related.