Three-Day Conference on Illegal Migration Held

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A three-day symposium on illegal migration, in the context of the sub-region, was held recently in Basse. The event was part of a SAFRA programme.

Speaking earlier the Governor of URR, Alh. Omar Khan said the symposium was part of the 21st SAFRA event held at Basse. He identified impact as the most important part of the programme. He said the information shared and imparted at the event would pave the way for a better operating environment for SAFRA.

According to him, illegal migration, in the context of the sub-region, is a cause of great concern. He implored all participants to interact fully and engage in debate on the issues raised in order to come up with tangible recommendations so as to address the problem.

For his part, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of for Youths and Sports, Mambayick Njie, said that a few months ago we were bombarded with a lot of news about boats capsizing in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea resulting in the loss of life. He says the response to this kind of news by government will depend on the kinds of recommendations emanating from the conference.

Author: By Abdou Rahman Sallah in URR
Source: The Point