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Sep 11, 2013

Ghana, Benin, Togo to accelerate Lagos-Abidjan Highway plans

The Governments of Ghana, Benin and Togo, have agreed to expedite action on the construction of the Lagos Abidjan Highway to enhance the free movement of their citizens to and from the three neighbors.

The move, according to Information minister Mahama Ayariga, is to fast track trading activities among the three West African neighbors.

The Roads and highway Ministers of the three countries reached the agreement during president Mahama’s recent trip to Benin and Togo.

Mahama Ayariga in his address to media, he said the issue of easy and free movement among citizens of countries in the West African sub region is a priority for President Mahama.

He explained, “The highway will be constructed to make travelling easier. For instance, those coming from Lome into Accra won’t go through the Togo border and vice-versa.”

Mahama Ayariga also disclosed that President Mahama and his Colleague Yayi Boni have agreed to call an ECOWAS summit on Energy to address energy challenges among member countries.

Source: xyz