Benin-Togo-Ghana Borders: President Faure opts for the installation of surveillance cameras

After its election as President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Faure Gnassingbé is more involved in community issues Including the safeguarding of borders and the free movement of persons and goods.

In this context, he made an unexpected visit in the afternoon of Thursday, June 8 at the border between Togo and Ghana (Aflao) where Faure Gnassingbé exchanged with officials on the conditions of passage. He was there to inquire about difficulties during police and customs formalities.

Practical arrangements taken by Faure

Tearing in her eyes and full of emotion, a shopkeeper did not hesitate to tell the delegation about the ordeal she suffers on a daily basis. The payment of exorbitant taxes before making the return trip. Rackets are commonplace. Anything that calls for urgent action.

The ECOWAS new President has planned to put in place devices to better secure borders. He opted for the immediate installation of surveillance cameras at immigration and customs posts at the borders. This measure will considerably reduce harassment at the various borders: Hilacondji, Sanvi condji and others.

The surprise visit to this frontier this Thursday is the first of a series initiated by the new President-in-Office of ECOWAS.

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