May 6, 2010, 2:27 PM
Despite the Euro crisis taking its toll on most European countries and the dangers associated with illegal migration, many African youths are still forcing their way to
Just last Monday,
Back home in The Gambia, despite the concerted efforts of the immigration officials and their partners and sister security personnel, illegal migration is still a major challenge.
In fact, sadly enough, during the Libyan crisis the
It is now becoming clear that without seriously addressing the route causes of many of our youth migrating to
We, therefore, recommend that more vocational training centres be built for our youth, more decentralised loan schemes, and national job recruitment centres also be constructed. Youth exchange programmes should also be initiated between our youth and youth in counties like
Youth counselling centres should be built in the major towns to lecture our young people on the dangers associated with illegal migration and opportunities available at home.
Youth interested in business should be encouraged to take up entrepreneurship ventures to empower them economically.
Finally, we recommended that the Gambian government starts a television and radio campaign to keep our potential illegal migrants from trying to travel to