The Economic Community of West Africa States, (ECOWAS), has expressed worries over the death of its citizens in the Mediterranean sea caused by irregular migration.
They attributed the cause of the irregular migration of its citizens to foreign countries to the high rate of unemployment in the region.
Speaking at the opening session of the delocalized meeting of the joint committee on communications and information technology, education, science and technology, labour, employment, youth, sports and culture, the head of guinea delegation of ECOWAS parliament and co-chair of the joint committee, Alpha Souleymane Bah Fischer said the community would deal with the challenge.
He noted that the meeting is to address the challenges of unemployment facing the region.
He said the meeting will also equip the parliamentary members to play a major role in job creation in the region.
He commended UNIDO for its collaboration efforts for the development of the region.
The speaker, National Assembly of Guinea, Claude Kory Kondiano, said the meeting was apt as the issue of unemployment has dealt a blow to the region.