In a meeting that took place this Sept 13, 2017 at the Ministry of External Relations, Cameroon News Today-CNT learned that Cameroon last June 16 signed a three year agreement with the Union aimed at reintegrating close to 850 Cameroonian migrants.
Still according to the agreement, these migrants who had failed to attain their goals of search for greener pastures will be progressively dispatched across five regions of the country, notably the Centre region, Littoral, west, South West and North West .
While co-presiding the meeting Erja Kaikkonen, Political officer at the European Union delegation in Cameroon, was quick to outline measures taken all over Africa in a bid to cub “unnecessary migration”.
She stressed that the European Union together with the International Organization for Migration were able along the said road ( Namibia- Lybia) to dismantle well structured networks of “migrant facilitators”.
These facilitators contribute in enhancing illegal migration as they get their remuneration upon helping migrants to smuggle to their desired destinations in Europe.
The meeting with Cameroonian officials was then turned towards studying how it is Cameroonian migrants after accepting voluntarily to regain their country could be reintegrated by government.
It worth it to recall that the project falls in line with the European Union decision last November 2015 to grant an envelope of 66 billion francs to 14 African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Chad) in a bid to improve the management of migrants in their respective countries.
The European Union has already helped more than 11, 000 migrants from Sub Saharan Africa stuck along the itinerary to voluntarily regain their respective countries.