June 23, 2018

Member of Parliament for Nigo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George is calling on the Ghanaian government to approve to formalize the local integration of process for the most protracted refugees.

According to the Nigo Prampram legislator when barriers for inclusion are removed, it would reduce the risk of statelessness, as it is estimated to affect at least one million people in West Africa.

He further noted that Ghana is yet to accede to the two United Nations Convention on Statelessness and is one of only two countries within the West African Sub-region.

Mr. Samuel Nartey George made this statement on the floor of the House to mark world refugees day, “#With Refugees”.

“I call on MPs to join honor the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, prosecution and violence”.

“Government should commence as a matter of urgency, steps towards ensuring that the refugees on Ghana’s soil have an effective pathway for local integration and to advocate for the ratification of the two UN convention on Statelessness.”

Ghana has been gracious to host protracted refugee population of approximately 13,000 from various nationalities, with majority of them coming from Togo, Liberia and Cote d’lvoire, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com