The website, www.ghanaiandiaspora.com, was launched in coordination with the Government of Ghana and will be “dedicated to creating links between Ghana’s three million-strong diaspora and the country’s development,” the IOM said in a statement.
“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,” said IOM Ghana Chief of Mission Dyane Epstein.
The site launch is said to have coincided with the launch of a Diaspora Support Unit based at Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The UN agency said the users can contact the unit through the website and sign up for a quarterly newsletter. The first issue will be released in December this year.
The IOM said it is working with the various Ghanaian government agencies to ensure a comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach to diaspora engagement.
By Ekow Quandzie