Ghana And Togo Must Do More Together

Mr. Robert Abolo, a Togolese Member of Parliament (MP) of the Adjangu Constituency, has said the bilateral ties between Ghana and Togo ought to be made stronger for the mutual benefit of their nationals.

He said the two countries must not allow the artificial boundaries created by the colonial authorities to continue to separate their peoples, whose forebears hitherto sat in the same homes.

Mr. Abolo, a member of the ruling party, made the comments at the inauguration of a six-unit classroom block at Afiadenyigba-Gborxoxome in the Akatsi-North District of the Volta Region.

The ceremony coincided with the MPs private visit to a traditional ruler, who is his friend.

He said the ECOWAS protocols, such as those on the free movement of peoples, goods and services; and trade could be applied by the two countries for the prosperity of their citizens.

They could also go into bilateral deals to harness their natural and human resources, instead of looking afar, the Togolese MP said.

Mr. Abolo said the planned project to extend potable water from the Volta River at Sogakope in the South Tongu District to Lome and other towns in Togo was a good example of what mutual collaboration could do.

On Education, he said, Togo was working to improve school infrastructure and the performance of students because the government regarded education as the pillar of development.

Mr Abolo said Togo was also implementing the School Feeding Programme to increase enrollment and the nutritional level of children, noting that Ghana and Togo had a lot of notes to share.