Ghana hosts refugees from 35 countries

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The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery has assured that the asylum space in Ghana would be guarded to ensure that it is not used as a conduit for perpetrating any undesirable activities.

He revealed that currently, Ghana hosts refugees from over 35 different countries, all of whom have generally been of good conduct.

Currently, the total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Ghana is 12,447.

Mr Dery insisted that persons seeking asylum in Ghana, as a matter of necessity, must abide by the laws of the land.

Mr Dery who was speaking at a durbar to commemorate this year’s World Refugee Day at Ampain Refugee Camp in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region said the Day is to celebrate the resilience of refugees and asylum seekers the world over.

This year’s celebration is on the theme, “The Right to Seek Safety – whoever, wherever, and whenever”.

He however indicated that the theme for the celebration is in sync with the government’s security goal to make every person in Ghana feel safe.

Meanwhile, the UNHCR Representative in Ghana, Esther Kiragu had a message for embattled Ivorians living in Ghana.

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