Supporting Local Development to Oppose Irregular Migration from West Africa

Irregular migration has seen a great increase due to many factors such as conflict, economic hardships and climate change.


Many are the reasons young people travel through dangerous paths to foriegn countries but ensuring it is regular influenced this meeting of stakeholders.


VIS (Volontariatio Internazionale Per Lo Sviluppo) and Don Bosco Anglophone West Africa (PDO AFW) organised this event on the 8th of February 2019 at the Mensvic Grand Hotel to discuss ways in which irregular migration can be controlled using local efforts.


The brainstorming section was between various organisation working with the same goal of ensuring that migration is regular.


In attendance were staff of PDO AFW, staff of VIS, Emmanuel Soubiran the EU delegation, Yeboah Collins from IOM, Mark Mehrlander from GIZ, Francesca Spinola from AGI, Kris Ozar from CRS, Samuel Zan Akologo from Caritas Ghana, Fr. Peter Oppong, Fr. Joachim Takyia, Fr. Michael Karikunnel from SDB AFW, Theodore Sedode from Ghana Immigration Service, Hon. Kofi Adjei the Municipal Chief Executive of Berekum Assembly, Mathew Nabi of Nkoranza North Assembly and Nana Owusu Fakyiwa a queen mother of Berekum

The knowledge sharing led to putting in proposals on how to control irregular migration using local efforts.
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  1. Samuel Zan Akologo
    Samuel Zan Akologo says:

    Fantastic efforts so far made by VIS! We (Caritas Ghana) look forward to enhanced collaboration and coordination of the Church’s efforts on Irregular Migration; especially in the context of most likely increase in repatriations to Ghana.

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