Sadc moves to address immigration woes
Southern African Development Community (Sadc) member states are meeting in Lilongwe to review the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in the region.
Experiences and challenges gathered would be shared at the GCM conference that will be held from May 17 to 20 2022 in the United States.
Homeland Security Minister Jean Sendeza said delegates to the meeting would also be looking at ways of safeguarding immigrants and ensuring that they have proper identities.
“When we are doing business and any economic activity globally, we need to do it in an orderly manner,” she said yesterday after opening the forum in Lilongwe.
United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative Shigeki Komatsubara urged participants to come up with concrete ways of facilitating safe movement of people.
“Immigration sometimes is an issue [of concern] but, sometimes it is a great opportunity or a driving engine of a collective gloss,” Komatsubara said.
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