“Migrants Of ECOWAS Extractions Are Not Foreigners But Community Citizens”- Dr Tony Luka Elumelu

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Protocol on Free Movement of Persons expresses that residents from all individuals states moving to different nations couldn’t be alluded as outsiders.

Rather than being alluded to as outsiders, the changed Protocol portrayed all transients from any of the 16-part states as Community Citizens with the point making natives feel had a place in any part nation they move into.

Dr Tony Luka Elumeluh, the Principal Program Officer of the Border Management and Migration of the ECOWAS Directorate of Free Movement carried this to the consideration of Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) saying,  “migrants of ECOWAS extractions are not foreigners but community citizens”.

He was talking at an intelligent session with the GIS as a major aspect of a promotion and sensitisation battle on free development and relocation by ECOWAS and the International Organization on Migration (IOM).

He asked the security agents to be side by side with the new Protocol of the ECOWAS Commission and furthermore be friendlier in their activities particularly in the networks they work to fill in as an inspiration for native to help execute their command.

Dr Elumelu said it was noteworthy for all security agents to realize that ECOWAS Identity cards were presently permitted as voyaging archive in the Community as received by the Commission.

He complimented legislature of Ghana for being the third nation out of four nations in the Community to send the ECOWAS Identity cards, including that, so far Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Ghana and Benin were the nations that had conveyed the ID cards.

On his part, Mr Laud Afriffa, the Deputy Comptroller General of Command and Operations at the GIS in his introduction recognized the ECOWAS Commission and the IOM for seeking after the support and crusade to help key partners to comprehend the Protocol on Free Movement of people and products.

He said it was critical for the partners to comprehend what was contained in the Protocol and use it in their everyday tasks, guaranteeing its full and successful usage to facilitate the monetary activities inside the network.

Mr Afriffa said all the backing depended on was the compelling administration of the guests particularly by the security agents and how they oversaw individuals crossing from one part state to the next without being hindrances yet filling in as checks.

He said visitor the executives in this day and age had changed as new ways had been embraced with the presentation of Security Governance Initiative by the Government.

This he said was significant for the Security Agencies to cooperate to viably deal with the visitors.

He said it was a noteworthy duty regarding the security organizations to strike the harmony between guaranteeing security and guaranteeing that the individuals who need to move with products could move without deterrents however move expediently.

The Deputy Comptroller General encouraged Community Citizens to perceive that free development did not mean no duty saying that free is directed and in this way those bridging the visitors must guarantee they travel with the suitable voyaging reports as expressed in the ECOWAS convention.

He encouraged all network natives to keep the principles administering each part nation they ended up to guarantee that harmony and security were not traded off.

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