A five-member delegation from the Saudi Arabian Parliament has indicated its country’s readiness to help Ghana in the fight against young Africans illegal migration to Saudi Arabia.
The leader of the delegation stated that, the Saudi Arabian government is prepared and ready to help fight the root cause of illegal migration from the African continent to their country by creating better economic opportunities for the underprivileged youth.
During a courtesy call on the Ministry of Inner-city and Zongo Development, the delegation led by Dr. Dhaggar stated “Saudi Arabian government recognizes the magnitude of the problems and will help create better living conditions and standard for many of these youth who migrate to Saudi Arabia through support in addressing the root causes of poverty and migration”.
The delegation is in the country to learn at first hand the progress the country was making with its Parliamentary development as well as to familiarize itself with policies, programmes and strategic direction of the Ministry of Inner-City and Zongo Development. Present at the meeting between the Saudi delegation and the Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development were the leadership of the Parliamentary Committee on Ghana –Saudi Arabia Parliamentary Friendship led by Mr. Mohammed Hardi Fuseini (MP Nanton), Chairman and vice Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Baway Braimah (MP, Ejura-Sekyeredumase).
The leader of the delegation told the Minister that, his government is ready to assist the Government and people of Ghana in discovering and addressing the root cause for illegal migration to Saudi Arabia.
The Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Alhaji Abu-Bakar Saddique Boniface on his part reiterated the commitment of the Government of Ghana in resolving the development challenges peculiar to the Inner-City and Zongo communities in Ghana. This, he stressed, will help address the different levels of development in the country that in the past has led to the creation of pockets of poverty enclaves across the country.
Present at the meeting were officials of the Ministry of Inner-City and Zongo Development led by the Chief Director of the Ministry, Mrs. Gifty Mahama Biyira; Dr. Kwadwo Ohene-Sarfo, Special Advisor to the Minister; Dr. Joseph Darmoe, Director of Research, Statistics and Information Management, Mrs. Amina Sammo, Director of Projects and Programmes, Mr. Mohammed Alhassan, Director of Policy Planning, Budget and Monitoring & Evaluation, and Mr. Stephen Dapaah, Deputy Director of Policy Planning, Budget and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Source: Daily Guide
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