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Sierra Leone: NACSA Aids Immigration to Curb Irregular Migration
Source: Concord Times (Freetown)
Source Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Country: Sierra Leone
Created: Jan 16, 2014

The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) on Friday presented electronic equipment worth millions of leones to the Sierra Leone Immigration Department to help the institution fight against irregular migration.

NaCSA Commissioner, Saidu Conton Sesay, said the donation was made possible through the Capacity Building for Combating Irregular Migration in Sierra Leone project, which is being funded by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)/Spain Fund with them as implementing agency.

He noted that their decision to donate 12 laptop computers, 12 smart phones with six-month airtime, as well as six internet modems with subscription, to the Immigration Department was because they are normally the first point of contact by potential migrants.

He stated that the equipment will enhance the institution's capacity to fight against irregular migration, adding: "It was unanimously agreed by the project's National Platform that the appropriate authority to benefit from this logistical support are officials of the Immigration Department."

Mr. Sesay explained that priority area in the implementation of the project activities relates to the prevention or at least reduction - to the barest minimum level - incidences of irregular migration into the country.

"The ECOWAS/Spain and Government of Sierra Leone co-financing project proposes a broad variety of interesting approaches to inform the general public on the dangers of irregular migration and trafficking of human beings," he noted. "Irregular migration has become a major political concern in the wider international context."

The NaCSA boss ended up by pointing out that the alarming trend of irregular migration has put policy-makers under immense pressure to address the cross-border flow of people who enter a country without legal permission to do so.

After receiving the gesture, Chief Immigration Officer, Alpha Kholifa Koroma, expressed his delight for the equipment and assured that they will be maintained and used for the intended purpose.

"This gesture I have received today from NaCSA is something I envisaged long before now and I am happy it has come to pass. The equipment will help significantly to combat irregular migration," he said.

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