Unemployment in Ghana
Ghana will today join Sierra Leone, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that look for to ease the free movement of skilled staff in the sub-region as part of the Intra-African Talent Mobility Partnership Program (TMP).
Ministers from the 4 states are likely to sign the MoU during an official signing ceremony to be eyewitness by other the media, ECOWAS member states, development partners and members of the diplomatic corps particularly the World Bank.
The signing of the MoU will ease the movement and employment of skilled persons and professionals among the state parties as well establish streamlined and transparent procedures for immigration application formalities for the temporary and permanent residence and employment of persons to whom the partnerships applies.
The talent transfer regime has been endorsed by numerous experts and big employers as an effective solution to the teeming unemployment situation in Ghana and the West African sub-region.
Alex Frimpong, President of the Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA), told the media in an interview that the partnership will make a pool of talents that can be shared across borders to help connect the gap between industry and academia in the sub-region.
It will also eliminate explicit schemes that limit employment access to skilled persons and professionals across the state parties enable signatories to take up a common legislative and authoritarian framework for yielding residence and work permits and also protect the integrity of state parties’ borders
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