General News of Monday, 8 October 2012
Cote d’ Ivoire on Monday morning announced the opening of its side of the border with Ghana after about three weeks’ closure, a top official from the Elubo Border Post told the GNA.
He said at about 0600 hours, Ivorian officials at Noe came to announce the official opening of their side of the border to their Ghanaian counterparts at Elubo.
The official said movement of vehicles and passengers between the two borders that came to a standstill had resumed.
At the Jewi Wharf border near Half Assini, the authorities confirmed the opening of the border.
An official of the Customs Division of the Revenue Authority told the GNA that the Sector Commander at the Elubo had informed them of the opening of the border on Monday morning.
Following the opening of the border, the first outboard motor passenger boat from the Ivorian side arrived at the Ghana side of the border of Jewi Wharf with goods at about 0800 hours.
Cote d’Ivoire closed down its side of the border with Ghana on September 21 following an armed attack on their security post at Noe by rebels.