Ghana committed to greater cooperation with Burkina Faso — VEEP
Monday, December 17, 2018
Ghana committed to greater cooperation with Burkina Faso — VEEP

The Government of Ghana is committed to deepening ties with her neighbour, Burkina Faso.

Therefore, the government is undertaking a number of projects to deepen the relationship between the two countries.

The projects include the railway interconnectivity project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso, designed to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional integration and the 225 kilovolts Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou power interconnection project, which will see up to 100 megawatts of power supplied directly to Burkina Faso from Ghana.

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, gave the assurance when Mr Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, called on him at the Jubilee House, Accra on Friday.

Mr Barry was in Ghana for the closing ceremony of the 12th Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Session for Cooperation. The Session discussed a number of topics including Political, Security, Legal and Diplomatic Relations; Economic, Trade and Investments; Energy and Infrastructure; and Agriculture, Water Resources and Environment.

Vice President Bawumia emphasised the need to integrate critical infrastructure linking the two countries, as such projects have the capacity to remove supply-side constraints and enhance the competitiveness of the two countries.

Mr Alpha Barry lauded the cordial relationship between Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Burkina Faso President, Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, which has further deepened the already friendly relations between the Governments and people of Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Government of Ghana