Major roads in Accra closed down ahead of French president, Netherlands prime minister's visit

Major roads in Accra closed down ahead of French president, Netherlands prime minister's visit

- The French president together with the Netherlands Prime Minister are expected in Ghana on November 30

- Ghana police has shut down major roads ahead of their visit

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Some major streets in Accra will be temporarily shut down as Ghana hosts two world leaders at the Flagstaff House.

Major roads in Accra closed down ahead of French president, Italian prime minister's visit

Major roads in Accra closed down ahead of French president, Netherlands prime minister's visit

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The leaders, Emmanuel Macron of France and the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte, will be touching down in Accra to begin bilateral talks on economic partnerships with Ghana's president, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Major roads in Accra closed down ahead of French president, Italian prime minister's visit

French president, Emmanuel Macron

The four major roads to be shut down are:

1. John Evans Atta Mills highway from James Town towards Osu

2. Osu Cemetary Traffic Light on the Lokko Street

3. Castle Road from AU Circle to Osu Cemetary Traffic Light

4. Starlet 95 Road at the Ministries Traffic Light Intersection.

The Ghana police, in a press statement, say diversionary routes have been created to aid the flow of traffic. What this means is that:

Major roads in Accra closed down ahead of French president, Italian prime minister's visit

Netherlands prime minister, Mark Rutte

Traffic from La, Labone and Osu towards the Accra will be diverted to the Salem Avenue at the Castle Traffic Light liking up with Oxford Street.

Traffic from the John Evans Atta Mills highstreet towards the Independence Square will be diverted to the Liberia Road at the CEPS Headquarters Traffic Light towards the National Theatre Lights Intersection.

Also, Motorists from Lokko Street towards the Castle Road can use Ajuamku Street and Oxford Street.

The visit of Emmanuel Macron to Ghana forms part of moves to revitalize France's image in Africa. What this means is that France will be extending relations with Ghana on matters of business links, education, and sport rather than development aid.

In Burkina Faso on Tuesday the French president will deliver a speech on his Africa policy in front of 800 students at Ouagadougou University.

This is challenge, given that many Burkinabé resent the fact that France helped former president Blaise Compaoré flee to Côte d'Ivoire when he was toppled by massive demonstrations.

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