COMMEMORATON OF THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS’ DAY
MESSAGE BY JUSTICE BAAKO NTARRMAH THE GENERAL SECRETARY
& HEAD OF EDUCATION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
2019 International Migrants’ (Workers) Day once again meets us to commemorate its’ significance and share the concerns of Migrant Workers, Refugees, Foreigners-Expatriates. With the virtue of the United Nations’ or International Conventions on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ECOWAS and other seven Regional Economic Communities’ Treaties/Protocols, Freedom of Association among other instruments, Labour Act of Ghana and the National Migration Policy of Ghana, MLGWU-FFMRC deems it necessary to send its’ Global Greetings to all Migrant Workers and Refugees and members of their families as well as all foreigners-expatriates and diplomats in both Ghana and abroad.
Dear Comrade Migrant Workers, as we are all aware, the significance of the 18TH DECEMBER as a Day declared by the UN for Migrant Workers and members of their families to observe it with organised activities, lighting Candles in paying tribute to suffering and death of dear ones who departed from us, and express their concerns in their present situation in cities and communities. Ghana is “To Whom You Know Nation to Unpartisan” So lack of funds and Authourities in Ghana deny to support the MLGWU’s educative and organising activities, MLGWU could not organised intended activities already planned to do.
I believe the UN International Conference to commemorate International Migrants’ Day will be held
from 17th to 18th December, 2019 at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand with the theme: Migration and SDGs: ASEAN and Beyond: A Pathway to 2030 Agenda: Episode II’.
I am humbly appealing to the UN and ILO to try to hold the 2020 IMD in Ghana.
MLGWU-FFMRC chosen its’ theme for 2019:
“MIGRATION AND SDGs: MIGRANT WORKERS, REFUGEES AND FOREIGNERS-EXPATRIATES
BE UNIONISED FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPLOYMENT SECURITY”
With your comradeship, I request you to observe a minute of silence in memory of brother, sister, women migrant workers who lose lives during their labour migration in struggling to find means to satisfy members of their families on land, sea and air transport journey or in form of disaster or war.