Process to naturalise 3,500 Liberian refugees In Ghana begins

Dr. Kofi Anani, Executive Secretary, Ghana Refugees Board.
Dr. Kofi Anani, Executive Secretary, Ghana Refugees Board.

The Ghana Refugees Board (GRB) has initiated a process to naturalise 3,500 Liberian refugees who have expressed interest in integrating into the Ghanaian society.

The Executive Director of the GRB, Dr Kofi Anani, said the 3,500 opted not to go back to Liberia when the voluntary repatriation programme for the about 40,000 Liberian refugees resident in Ghana was organised in 2012.

He said the GRB was working with other state organisations, such as Parliament, the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Police Service to naturalise the 3,500 Liberian refugees.

He was speaking at a news conference in Accra yesterday to create awareness of the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, scheduled for September 19, 2016, in New York.

Heads of state and governments are expected to adopt a document at the meeting to guide the implementation of programmes towards addressing the challenges that refugees and migrants face. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: News Now/ Ghana Web

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.