Source: Ghana Business News
By Pamela Ofori-Boateng
Although Ghana pledged in 2015 to end statelessness in 2016, it still remains one of the few West African countries yet to implement the national action plan to eradicate statelessness.
The Abidjan Declaration was adopted in 2015 by Head of States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
This declaration commits member states to support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ), to end statelessness by 2024. However, Ghana still remains as one of the few West African countries yet to implement the action plan.
Speaking at the 2nd Anniversary celebration of the Abidjan Declaration, Mr. Edmund Quartey, Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR Ghana said a key global and national action plan is to accede to the statelessness conventions.