6 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Watertight Policies Urged

Governments must craft watertight policies that will safeguard the rights of migrants and national security of migrant receiving countries. Addressing participants in a two day national migration

management workshop in Harare yesterday, Foreign Affairs secretary Ambassador Joey Bimha said migration is a cross cutting phenomenon that requires close collaboration of Government and civilian structures.

In a speech read on his behalf by multi-national affairs acting director Mr Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro, Ambassador Bimha said the ambiguous characteristic of migration required an all encompassing approach recognising the diverse responsibilities and co-ordinated response to migration issues.

He said some countries had shunned such structures or closed them completely because they are a potential magnet for people from all over the world.

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