- President Outarra of Ivory Coast is meeting Nana Addo in Ghana
- The presidential visit is expected to see some major roads in Ghana shut down
Some major roads in Accra will be permanently shut down on Monday, October 16, following the official visit of Ivory Coast's president to Ghana.
Alassane Outttara is meeting president of the republic Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo for bilateral talks on trade and also the recent maritime dispute which was amicably resolved by both countries at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).
Head of public affairs at the Ghana police service, ASP Efia Tenge, in a press statement revealed that the roads will close to traffic at 11 AM and reopened immediately after the ceremonial procession.
The main roads to be closed are the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue towards the Central Business District, Atta Mills Highway from James Town towards Osu and Liberation Road towards the Central Business District.
Meanwhile, motorist in traffic from Liberation Road should use kaokodi to Kanda Highway and link up on the Barnes Road to the Central Business District. Motorists in traffic from Achimota should also link up with Obasanjo Highway through to Kanda Highway and link up to the Barnes Road to the Central Business District.
In a seven point unanimous decision, the tribunal chaired by President of the Special Chamber, Judge Boualem Bouguetaia declared that Ghana did not violate Ivory Coast's maritime boundary or any articles of the ITLOS.
Though the special chamber dismissed Ghana's claim that there has been a tacit agreement between it and Ivory Coast concerning their borders, it upheld its argument for the use of equidistance for the delimitation of the boundaries.
Meanwhile, Nana Addo has revealed that the ruling will in no way affect bilateral relations with Ivory Coast since both countries are working out new strategies to benefit from the said ruling.
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