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Ghanaian-German Center for Jobs opened


As part of efforts to help reintegrate Ghanaian migrants returning home, a Ghanaian-German Center for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration has been opened in Accra.

The centre was opened by Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Baffour Awuah and the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

It is expected to help returnees looking for prospects in Ghana.

One hundred and twenty-seven Ghanaians who were in detention camps in Libya returned home last month.

The Ghanaians and some other black Africans were reported to have been subjected to inhumane treatment after giving away their life’s earnings and making torturous journeys through the Sahara for a better living condition in Europe.

Speaking to Citi Business News on the sidelines of the opening of the Centre, Mr. Baffour Awuah highlighted the centre’s role in providing assistance for Ghanaians returning from abroad.

“Many Ghanaians soldiering out there want to come home, but have fears about unavailability of job opportunities. This center seeks to provide psychological assistance, knowledge about opportunities home and assistance to help the returnees reintegrate into the local community”.

The Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration is a cooperative venture between the Ghanaian Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and German Cooperation, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ).

It will work with many different stakeholders on the ground.

The information centre, which is open to all Ghanaians, will provide information about openings in the Ghanaian labour market, as well as information regarding legal migration to Germany.

By: Bobbie Osei/

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