NADMO

30-10-2019



The Minister for the Interior Hon. Ambrose Dery today told Parliament that the Governing Council of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) the managers of the National Disaster Management Fund, has since 2017 approved the opening of an account with Unibank now Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) for the Fund. He could however, not tell the House how much has accrued to the Fund so far.      Hon. Ambrose Dery who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Namdom constituency made this revelation in response to a question posed by Hon. James Agalga, MP for Builsa North who wanted to know when the Government will set up the National Disaster Fund provided for under the NADMO Act 2016 (Act 927) to deal with national disasters.    The Minister further told the House that his Ministry has no control of the financial management and operations of NADMO but that it only collects materials for distribution to disaster victims when the need arises and therefore directed the questioner to the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning as regards the finances of the organisation.    In another development, the Minister told the House that the National Migration Policy was launched in April 2016 with the objective to help manage Ghana’s internal and international flows in the context of national development.   This was in response to James Agalga’s question after he asked the Minister when Government will implement the National Migration Policy which came into force sometime in 2016.   The Minister informed that House that the Policy has outlined action areas within a five-year period which include the establishment a national framework for the Policy, the creation of migration desks at Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the prosecution of perpetrators of human trafficking and dismantling of trafficking syndicates.   The Minister also told that House that a proposed roadmap in respect of the Ghana National Commission on Migration has been developed with the allocation of an amount of GHS 20,000 allocated for it in the 2020 Budget and also that the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) has indicated its willingness to support the Ministry with USD 40,000.00   He further informed the house that the policy also requires desk officers be established within relevant MDAs to serve as liaison in migration matters. Nominees from various Ministries are awaiting with the support from the Centre for Migration and capacity building and the International Organisation of Migration.     The Minister revealed that the government is implementing vigorously the prosecution of perpetrators of human trafficking.  As a result of the successful implementation Ghana, which before 2017 was placed on the tier 3 watch list on the Trafficking in-Persons report issued by the United states been placed on Tier 2 in 2018 for the third consecutive year.   Hon. Ambrose Dery concluded that the implementation of the policy requires multi-sectoral participation with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Health, Gender, Children and Social Protection and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations as other stakeholders. 



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