June 6, 2012

Government of Ghana is in talk with its neighboring state to explore the possibility of operating the vital border post of Aflao, Elubu and Paga for 24 hours daily to facilitate trade and movement of persons.

According to the Minister of Interior, W. K. Aboah, this has been a subject of high level security discussions between the government and the neighboring states.

Agreements are however yet to be reached.

Responding to a questions asked by Member of Parliament of Sunyani East, Kwesi Ameyaw-Kyeremeh on when the Elubu and Aflao borders would be opened to travelers of the sub region for 24 hours daily.

Hon. W K Aboah stated that Ghana and its neighboring states have agreed on the time borders to remain open for travelers.

The borders with Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso are opened from 6am to 6:30 pm with respect to Togo, the Minister said Aflao border is opened from 6am to 6pm even though it has been the wish of the government of Ghana to operate Aflao, Elubu and Burkina Faso borders for 24 hours daily.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh