The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has hinted that, Ghana would from September 1, 2017, remove all domestic barriers to promote the free movement of people as well as goods and services between member countries.
Ghana and Togo, he noted, have for instance, started a 24-hour border operations.
The Vice-President disclosed this, when Members of the Delocalized Joint Committees on Education, Science and Technology and the Communication and Information Technology of the ECOWAS Parliament visited Ghana to brainstorm on the educational systems in the subregion.
The event which was under the theme; “Status of Harmonization of the Educational Systems and Programs in West Africa with specific reference to the equivalence of Degrees, Ranks, Certificates and other qualifications, took place yesterday at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Bawumia commenting further, said lack of political will has been the challenge amongst these subregions, in which the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has started talking to his peers in the region to open up to each other to be able to fast-track the integration process.
“To live by example, Ghana would from September 1, 2017, remove all domestic barriers to promote the free movement of people as well as goods and services between member countries”. Dr. Bawumia revealed.
Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Hon. Moustapha Cisse Lo, on his part lauded Ghana for playing a key role in the integration process in the subregion.
He was very hopeful that, with the level of commitment exhibited by President Akufo-Addo towards the subregion’s integration process, he will further work to ensure that all existing trade barriers are removed.
“We are sure that the President will assist us to achieve our goal”. He noted.
Story: Richmond Adu Dwamena