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Ghana signs deal with UK on Prisoner Transfers

Deputy Attorney-General (Ghana) signs a deal with the UK for the transfer of prisoners between the two countries. 

Citizens of Ghana or the United Kingdom (UK) who commit crimes in the other will serve sentences in their countries of origin.

The Deputy Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, Hon. Dominic Ayine (MP), who signed the agreement for Ghana, noted that Ghana is the first in within the West African sub-region to enter into bilateral agreement with the UK on the transfer of prisoners.

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"Transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking continue, at present day, to threaten the security, the rule of law, the democracy and the development of many regions of the world," asserted the Regional Representative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC for West and Central Africa, Pierre Lapaque, during a high-level meeting held in Accra, Ghana, on 23 March 2015.