Ghana and Nigeria has agreed to enhance mutual corporation in the fight against corruption by encouraging healthy collaboration between anti-graft institutions in the two countries.
President John Mahama disclosed this to the media in Accra on Monday after a closed door meeting with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari who was on a one day working visit to Ghana.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is waging war against corruption in his country.
President Buhari has announced that he is establishing special courts to try corruption-related cases as part of the efforts to fight graft in the country.
President Mahama addressing the media said: “we’ve also agreed as two brotherly nations to encourage closer corporation between the intelligence and anti-graft institutions of our two nations.”
Fight against Boko Haram
He also commended his Nigerian counterpart for putting in measures to fight the militant Boko Haram group from that part of the West African sub region.
“President Buhari has also worked commendably to actively pursue the initiative to rope in all the member states of the Lake Chad basin commission and Benin in the fight against Boko Haram. This is enhancing the work of the multinational joint task force set up following the approval of the African Union and on the recommendation of the ECOWAS heads of states and governments.”
ECOWAS common tariff
President Mahama again lauded his Buhari for implementing the ECOWAS common external tariff saying “it is very commendable and an exemplary step.”
“I look forward for Ghana’s parliamentary approval so that we can also begin implementation soon.”
“Other issues that have engaged our attention includes the economic partnership agreement and the new sustainable development goals which will be launched this month on the sidelines of the UNGA. Africa’s position on climate change sharing of ideas on the energy sector and the current power challenges and how we can work together to ensure energy security for our two people,” he added.
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