Ghana traders proffer solutions to border closure crisis
By Tasie Theodore
Traders in Ghana have proffered a solution to the recent incidence of border closure in the sub-region which has seen sub-regional giant, Nigeria partially restrict movement of persons and goods through its land borders.
According to them, the way out is for governments to ensure that concerned security agencies are mandated to thoroughly patrol the borders so that they would then be able to check and curtail the nefarious activities of smugglers and other undesirable elements.
This view was expressed by the National Organiser of the Ghana Union of Traders Associations, Mr Clement Boateng.
According to him, everything should be done to ensure that the borders remain open and that everyone engaged in unharmful trade should be free to do so.
Nigeria and Ghana are both signatories to the ECOWAS protocol as well as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA.