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Website Launched to Engage Ghanaian Diaspora

Té / 5 December 2012

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 4, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Ghana, in coordination with the Government of Ghana, has launched - a website dedicated to creating links between Ghana’s three million-strong diaspora and the country’s development.

"The goal of the new site, which is part of an IOM Development Fund-financed project – Linking the Ghanaian Diaspora to Development - is to act as a one-stop shop for all diaspora-related information and to respond to queries from the diaspora,"says IOM Ghana Chief of Mission Dyane Epstein.

The site launch coincides with the launch of a Diaspora Support Unit based at Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Website users can contact the unit through the website and sign up for a quarterly newsletter, the first issue of which will be released in December.

IOM Ghana is working with various Ghanaian government agencies to ensure a comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach to diaspora engagement.

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