The ECOWAS consultative mission, to Monrovia and Sierra Leone over the weekend concluded discussions on establishing a joint border post between Liberia and Sierra Leone. At a meeting held at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development on Tower Hill, the joint border post will reconfigure border crossing facilities to decongest and clear border posts usually blocked by vehicles and haulers, for weeks. Principal Program Office, Maritime and Corridor Development, Chris Appiah said the post will further support the attainment of a functional regional economic and business environment through the development of a border crossing infrastructure that will facilitate inter- state trade and free movement. The agreement of the discussions will further facilitate the work of traders and ensure a well-connected corridor that will aid transit traffic along the two corridors.
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Economic and Planning Minister, Dr. Francis Kaikai stressed on the importance of a joint border post, saying that economic and integration and cross border investments and facilitation, will increase. He assured the members of the two countries involve in the establishment of Government’s commitment to strengthening border security, to better facilitate cross border trade and legitimate travel.
By Ade Campbell
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