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Ghana to release experts to support ECOWAS transport project
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General News of Friday, 16 July 2010

Source: GNA

Ghana to release experts to support ECOWAS transport project

Accra, July 16, GNA- Ghana and neighbouring La Cote d' Ivoire on Friday expanded their collaboration in the development of the transportation network within the ECOWAS community.

President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana announced that he had acceded to the request of the Ivorian Leader, Laurent Koudou Gbagbo, for Ghana to release three experts from Ghana as well as her Transport Minister to assist La Cote d'Ivoire in the implementation of an ECOWAS transportation project.

President Mills made the announcement when Madame Marie Gene Rosa Schwissenberg, a special envoy from La Cote d'Ivoire, delivered a message from the Ivorian Leader to him at the Osu Castle in Accra.

President Mills observed that transportation was a big problem in the sub-region and infrastructure development a top priority, adding that Ghana welcomed the project because it would inure to the benefit of the whole sub-region.

The project, he said, would improve the transportation of goods and people and facilitate intra-ECOWAS trade.

Madame Schwissenberg said a number of steps had so far been taken for the success of the project which is being financed by the African Development Bank

She enlisted the support of Ghana to implement the project.

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