The Member Of Parliament for Tamale South and Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu has issued a stern directive to the Ghana Immigration Service to strengthen and deal with the porous nature of the borders that still allow the shipping of illegal migrants abroad, particularly to the Gulf States.
According to him, this dehumanizing situation has put the Nation of Ghana in an embarrassing position.
The Labour Minister, also gave The Chief Labour Officer and The Department Of Labour of the Ministry Of Labour And Employment a 24-hour ultimatum to publish the names of all authorized private employment agencies in all the national dailies of the nation to enable people distinguish between legally authorized Private Employment Agencies and the illegal ones.
Haruna Iddrisu tasked the Ministry to issue a stern warning to the general public that, any person dealing with the illegal private entities does that at his or her own risk.
This comes on the back of the numerous reports on illegal migration.
The Minister made this known, at the inauguration of the Ghana Association of Private Employment Agencies. The Ghana Association Of Private Employment Agencies, (GHAPEA) is made up of the Nation’s duly Licensed Private Employment Agencies, with a mandate to provide ethical national and international job placement.
The GHAPEA, as a Trade Association representing Ghana’s Private Employment Services at the national and international level, is poised to play a leading role, in the sanitization of The Private Employment Services Industry.
Having set forth to adopt the key principals of the International Confederation Of Private Employment Agencies, GHAPEA has plugged in the ethics and standards of the major players, in The Industry globally.
As a newly inaugurated Association, GHAPEA, is committed to promoting fair and ethical recruitment and employment practices, in cooperation and in alignment with the esteemed International Labor Organization, The International Organization For Migration and The Global Forum On Migration And Development.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/Nasara Rahman