Galamsey On Tano River is Affecting Our Citizens – Ivorian Gov’t
The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has lamented bitterly about the current state of the Tano River, which serves as domestic use for its citizens.
Speaking at the Africa Border Day event held at NOE in Cote d’Ivoire, Daouda Outtara, the special advisor to the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Patrick Achi, stated that, the activities of illegal mining have rendered the river useless.
He called for “cooperation from both countries to end the menace and to restore the water to its pre-illegal mining glory”.
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Boundary Commission, Major General Emmanuel Kotia speaking, be noted that Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have agreed to form a joint boundary committee to cooperate on the reaffirmation of international boundary lines.
He added that the initiative is geared towards the protection of the sovereignty of both nations. Also the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko hinted that Ghana is on a high alert to deter insurgency.
He used the occasion to call on the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to open its borders to promote trade between the two countries. He added that Ghana will ensure peaceful coexistence with neighboring countries through cooperation.
Akosua Marfowaa Diana