The new Chief of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Ms. Fatou Dialo Ndiaye, presented her letter of credence to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey on Friday, 25th November, 2022. During the meeting, Ms. Ndiaye, indicated the commitment of the IOM to address the priority needs and requests of Ghana on migration issues.
On her part, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey commended the IOM for cooperating with the Government of Ghana on migration issues over the years. She mentioned in particular, the renovation of the Hamile and Kulungugu borders in northern Ghana and the rescue of Ghanaians in Ukraine during the Russian-Ukrainian war. The Foreign Minister furthermore, urged the IOM to continue collaborating with Ghana as there is still work to be done on illegal migration. She also requested the IOM to assist Ghana in providing basic skills to migrants who return to help them earn a living.
Ms. Ndiaye was accompanied by the Director of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President, Mr. Akwasi Awua-Ababio, and other officials from the IOM.