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Ghana, Burkina Faso firm ties – Bawumia

, Ghana, Burkina Faso firm ties – Bawumia

The government of Ghana is dedicated to deepening relations with her northern neighbour and is undertaking a number of projects to concretise this relationship, Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

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These include the Railway Interconnectivity Project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso intended to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional incorporation.

Ghana is also devoted to ensuring greater mutual relations with her northern neighbour through 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.

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Dr Bawumia gave the assertion when Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alpha Barry called on him at the Jubilee House, Accra on Friday, 14 December 2018.

Mr Barry is in Ghana for the closing ceremony of the 12th Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Session for Cooperation.

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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.

Dr Bawumia stressed 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 Barry praised the cordial relationship between Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Burkinabe counterpart, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, which has further deepened the already friendly relations between the two governments and peoples.

There is also the need to build the capacity of Burkinabe and Ghanaian technicians in the area of electricity generation and transmission, he indicated.

Mr Barry was supposed to return to Ouagadougou yesterday.

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