Border closure affects our economy, Ghanaian parliamentarian cries

Ghanaian parliamentarian, Clement Humado, said the closure of Nigeria border, especially Nigeria-Benin border, was affecting his country’s trade because several trucks from Ghana are stranded at Seme-Krake side of the border.

Humado said this on Friday while presenting the country report at the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Parliament held in Abuja.

“Another issue affecting Ghana’s trade with its neighbours in the sub region is the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border in September 2019.

“Several trucks from Ghana sending goods to Nigeria have been stranded at the Seme-Krake side of the border for over two months now.

“Similarly, Ghana trucks returning from Nigeria with goods cannot also cross the border.

“We believe Nigeria may have good reasons for taking such action, but the measures infringe on the provisions of the ECOWAS Trade Liberation Scheme.

“Whatever be the reason, the situation needs to be resolved as quickly as possible,” he said.


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