Ghana initiates projects to facilitate trade with Burkina Faso

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in a handshake with Mr Alpha Barry

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in a handshake with Mr Alpha Barry

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says government is undertaking a number of projects to facilitate trade and deepen relations between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

 

The projects include the Railway Interconnectivity Project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso and the 225 kilovolts Bolgatanga to Ouagadougou Power Interconnection Project.

 

Vice President Bawumia gave the assurance when Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, called on him at the Jubilee House, on Friday.

 

The power project, Dr Bawumia said will ensure direct supply of up to 100 megawatts of power, from Ghana to Burkina Faso.

 

Vice President Bawumia emphasised the need to integrate critical infrastructure linking the two countries, as such projects could help remove supply-side constraints and enhance the competitiveness of the two countries.

 

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

 

The session discussed a number of issues, including political, security, legal and diplomatic relations; economics, trade and investments, energy, infrastructure, agriculture, water resources and environment.

 

 

Mr  Barry, who returned to Ouagadougou on Friday, lauded the cordial relationship between Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Burkina Faso President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, which has further deepened the already friendly relations between the governments and people of the two countries.

 

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

 BY TIMES REPORTER

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