Ghana and Togo inaugurate juxtaposed checkpoint

Ghana's President Nana Akufo Addo and his Togolese counterpart Faure Gnassingbe. Photo: Presidency of the Togolese Republic

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo Addo and his Togolese counterpart Faure Gnassingbe jointly inaugurated the Noépé-Akanu checkpoint on the Togo-Ghana border on Friday, about 30 kilometers east of Lomé.

Akufo Addo arrived in Lomé on Friday morning, especially for this inauguration, while he is a facilitator in a socio-political crisis that has been shaking up Togo since August 2017 and which has had some twists in connection with the electoral census and the recomposition of the CENI, election supervision body.

The Togolese Revenue Authority (OTR) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) are the main beneficiaries of this checkpoint, which is designed to promote integrated border management and the interconnectivity of customs systems.

Supported by the European Union with nearly 6.6 billion CFA francs, or 11.46 million US dollars, the junction of Noépé-Akanu will promote the free movement of goods and people between Togo and Ghana.

Its implementation comes within the framework of the integration policy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS, 15 States) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

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