- Immediate past attorney general, Marietta Brew Oppong, is calling for negotiations with Togo over disputed border lands
- Marietta Brew Oppong was part of the legal council that represented Ghana at the maritime dispute court case
Former attorney general under the Mahama administration, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong is calling for immediate steps to prevent a future maritime dispute with neighboring country - Togo.
As we speak, the clear boarder delimitation between Ghana and Togo remains unclear as worrying stories of houses been built between Ghana and Togo continues to question the limitation of the frontiers of both countries.
Commenting on the recent victory Ghana chalked against Ivory Coast at the Special Court of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), the former attorney general called for the need of negotiations between both countries in order to come out with a clear boarder.
The NPP administration in a reaction to the victory has hinted of a possible legal tussle between both countries should government not put in place intense efforts of resolve the ambiguity of these boarders.
But speaking in an interview with Joy News, the former attorney general made the case that a legal tussle will be the last thing that could happen between Ghana and Togo.
“We should remember that litigation is always the last resort especially when it comes to your neighboring state or country. I believe that negotiations will take place between Ghana and Togo on that particular boundary,” she argued.
YEN.com.gh has simplified the ruling by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea which involved the Maritime dispute between both countries and also instructs that Ghana should pay no compensation to Ivory Coast.
Meanwhile, both countries - Ghana and Ivory Coast - have agreed to stick with the judgement of the Special Chamber of ITLOS.
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