Reintegrate Ghanaian illegal migrants well - Security expert warns

Reintegrate Ghanaian illegal migrants well - Security expert warns

- There are fears all Ghanaian illegal migrants who fail to get properly reintegrated into society are likely to become miscreants

- Government through the foreign affairs ministry has returned over 127 Ghanaian migrants from Libya

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Government is being warned against possible national security threats following the repatriation of Ghanaian illegal migrants from Libya.

Reintegrate Ghanaian illegal migrants well - Security expert warns

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Security expert and international relations expert, Dr Joseph Kingsley Adjei warn that should these returnees fail to get the needed economic support there could be a national disaster.

“Government should counsel them and rehabilitate them well and find seed money for them to start life…they need proper rehabilitation, proper tooling; failure to do that would prompt them to join armed robbery groups, become prostitutes and engage in all forms of social vices,” he said.

YEN.com.gh is gathering that the Ghana mission in Malta had paid a consular visit to the three detention centres in Tripoli namely; Tajoora, Trek Al Sika and Trek Matar.

The government had earlier indicated that; "all 168 Ghanaian detainees identified in Libya were not part of the slave trade but rather arrested on illegal migration charge".

Also, foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway earlier assured that government is repatriating all Ghanaians back to the country so as to reintegrate them with family and friends in Ghana.

To this end, 127 Ghanaians living illegally in Libya touched down at the Kotoka International Airport as they were handed with food and water by the government and other officials of the IOM.

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These illegal migrants reportedly come by two flights - Air Libya and Afriqiyah as two metro mass buses on standby shuttled them to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle where they are expected to find their way back home. Each of them was handed 400 cedis for upkeep.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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