Ghana plans to establish a labor migration information system


The first multi-stakeholder dialogue on Ghana’s Labor Migration Information System (LMIS) was held in Koforidua in the eastern region, bringing together 52 heads of state and non-state institutions to dialogue on establishment of an LMIS.

The two-day meeting was part of an ongoing collaboration between the GIZ Migration & Diaspora (PMD) program working on behalf of the German government and the Ghanaian Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, on the establishment of an information system on labor migration in Ghana.

The collaboration supports the implementation of Ghana’s National Labor Migration Policy, which includes the establishment of a comprehensive and integrated LMIS for all stakeholders.

Mina Kwansima Okuru, communications manager for the Global Migration for Development and Migration and Diaspora Programs at GIZ, in a statement to the Ghanaian News Agency, said presentations were made on the rationale of an integrated labor migration platform in Ghana.

They were interwoven with guided discussions about the Department of Data Use and Labor System and other key stakeholders including the Ghana Immigration Service, the Attorney General’s Office and the Ministry of Justice. , the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; Ghana Employers Association and IOM Ghana, Ghana Statistical Service as well as Congress of Trade Unions.

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, Mr. Horen Quashigah, expressed his gratitude to the participants for their commitment to the establishment of a data management system for labor migration. work for Ghana.

He also expressed the ministry’s commitment to work with all stakeholders to ensure its success.

Mr Benjamin Woesten, Head of Migration Projects at GIZ Ghana and Head of Ghana-German Center for Employment, Migration and Reintegration, said: Information on labor migration.

“We should be able to have a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information about labor migration, whatever aspect we are dealing with – whether it is labor issues, legal issues. , psychosocial problems, immigration problems, business problems, etc.

“Migration statistics or not, the policy will be made; but policies that are anchored in statistics lead to better policy making and better decision making.

As part of the ongoing collaboration between GIZ PMD and the Ghanaian Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, the statement said there will be a second multi-stakeholder dialogue on the Labor Migration Information System. work in the future, where a final report will be validated by the stakeholders

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