Ghana Urges FG To Re-Open Nigeria-Benin Borders
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The Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Botchwey, has urged the Federal Government to urgently review its decision to close its borders with Benin.
The minister said the border closure has severely affected Ghanaian traders, noting that it could lead to political tension in countries impacted by the decision.
Botchwey, who stated this during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja on Wednesday, was accompanied by her counterparts, Minister of Trade, Allan Kyerematen and the acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs Iva Denoo.
"The closure of the borders has had considerable disruptions to trade in the sub-region, with grave consequential economic effects on Ghanaian traders," she said.
Onyeama explained the reasons for the closure of the borders, noting that it was done to protect the nation's economy from smugglers, traffickers and illegal migrants.
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Oct 17, 2019 08:48 AM