UK reiterates readiness to push migrants deal with Rwanda
The British government have pledged to continue pushing for migrants partnership with government of Rwanda, irrespective of the recent denial verdict by the UK’supreme court that had ruled that the deal is ‘unlawful’.
According to UK, the partnership aims to taking care of immigrants and asylum seekers and who arrive illegally in UK and to find better settlement for their development.
On Sunday, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that his government looking to give Rwanda approximately Rwf23 billion for preparation and implementation of the agreement.
It is part of a long-term solution to the problem of migrants who use illegal and unsafe boats to enter in UK through Channels.
In an interview with The Times, Rishi Sunak confirmed that the money is in alignment with equirements to improve and expand the reception of immigrants and asylum seekers in Rwanda when they arrive.
As throwback, the two countries signed the partnership on April 14, 2022 . The deal was named the “Migrants and economic development Partnerships”, and stipulated that Rwanda would host migrants arriving and living in the United Kingdom illegally.
For the first time, it was planned that Rwanda should receive 140 million pounds which would be used to prepare for the first cohort.
The over Rwf221 million was also expected to help the arrived migrants access basic services such as healthcare, education and employment to enable their integration in the society.
It is planned that this week the Minister of Home Affairs of the United Kingdom, James Cleverly, will visit Rwanda in order to further analyze how this agreement would be implemented given that it is the only advantage for UK to address migrants concerns.
UK says that Rwanda is one of the safest countries in the world and has proven records of setting fair condition and care for refugees.
THE RWANDA SUN