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President John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians that his government has engaged all partners to minimize the risk of terrorist attacks in the country.

He made this known in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister for Interior, Prosper Bani at the launch of the National Migration Policy for Ghana in Accra.

It has been estimated that about 45,000 Ghanaians crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Italy in 2015 through unapproved routes.

These migrants, comprising young men, risked their lives to travel to Europe.

Reports from international organization for migration (IOM) indicate that there were many significant events relating to migration globally.

The migration crises in the Mediterranean made 2015 one of deadliest years in history.

About 3,772 deaths were recorded, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Ghanaians, 3,995 men and 155 women, 41 accompanied minors and 240 unaccompanied minors, risked their lives to reach Italy in 2015.

As part of efforts to address the challenges, President Mahama pledged to fund the establishment of a Ghana National Commission on Migration in the country.

“Migration has assumed importance in the global agenda, as its potential for economic and social development is increasingly acknowledged.

“Migration is now widely recognized as key to development and poverty reduction.”

He said despite the importance of migration for Ghana’s development, it also presented significant challenges to the country.

Professor Mariama Awumbila of the Centre for Migration Studies, Legon, who read the overview of the National Migration Policy, said the book was formulated against the backdrop of several policy frameworks, including the constitution of Ghana and the Ghana Shared Growth and development agenda.

 

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Linda Tenyah–Ayettey I Daily Guide

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Revealed: Why UK freed Nayele Ametefe after serving 3 years of her 8-year jail time

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Nayele Ametefe jailed 8 years

Drug Queen Nayele Ametefe has been released from jail having served only three years out of her 8 and a half years sentence for narcotics peddling and trafficking.

We learnt she was released days ago on parole for showing extraordinarily good behaviour throughout her 3 years in prison, even though she has 5 and a half years to go.

Parole is a temporary release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions before the completion of the maximum sentence period, originating from the French ‘parole’.

The Ghanaian who also hold an Austrian passport pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilos of cocaine to the United Kingdom was been sentenced to eight years, eight months’ imprisonment.

Nayele Ametefe was sentenced on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in London. The sentence was discounted because of her early guilty plea. Nayele appeared in court well dressed and looked indifferent when the sentence was handed down on her head.

The prosecutors told the court Nayele had $23,000 and an additional 6,000 Pounds in her handbag when she was arrested. The money was payment for her courier services.

According to the prosecutors, Nayele Ametefe was carting the cocaine to South America. Her travel itinerary, the court was told indicated that she was leaving the United Kingdom two days after her arrival, for the Dominican Republic.

The 12 kilograms of cocaine was, therefore, not meant to be consumed in the UK.

In his submission for mitigation, lawyer for Nayele told the court she came from an underprivileged home and married a spare parts dealer at Ghana’s famous spare-parts market, Abossey Okai.

She has three children, the first being 16 years old. Her marriage broke down and she has been a single mother.

According to the lawyer, Nayele came into contact with powerful people in 2004 and her life changed dramatically. She travelled extensively with influential people as their companion.

The lawyer said Nayele has remained connected to powerful people in authority who are currently in power in Ghana.

She was forced by circumstances to engage in transporting drugs to support her newly attained high-class lifestyle and to take care of her three children, the lawyer said.

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Mynewsgh.com

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