|Ghana, Togo To Open Additional Entry Point|
|Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:08|
Ghana and Togo have agreed to open an additional entry point along their common frontier near Aflao, security sources in Aflao told the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
The sources said, the two Countries have undertaken separate and joint feasibility studies including visits to 'Pillar 13,' an unapproved route that has been earmarked as the new crossing point.They said, the new crossing point will be for pedestrians only to help decongest the main Aflao/Lome entry point.
The sources said, the Field Engineer Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces will undertake infrastructure development at the Ghana side of the "Pillar" located off the Diamond Cement Factory to house Ghanaian border officials who will oversee entry formalities.
Mr. Matthias Homey, Assistant Director of Immigration in-charge of Aflao, confirmed the agreement but refused to explain, saying "it is an inter-governmental level decision beyond my capacity to discuss."
Lome locals interviewed hailed the decision and called for its early implementation.