Terrorism Ghana and Liberia agree to coordinate intelligence sharing

This was after a bilateral meeting was held between President John Mahama and the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday (July 29) at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Left), John Mahama (Right). play

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Left), John Mahama (Right).

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Ghana and Monrovia have agreed to coordinate security intelligence sharing over growing extremism and violence in West Africa.

This was after a bilateral meeting was held between President John Mahama and the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday (July 29) at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

“On the sub regional level, we have discussed issues of interest to do with security; that is working together in order that we can secure our sub-region against terrorism and other significant threats we face,” president John Mahama disclosed at a joint press conference with his Liberian counterpart. “We endorse the meeting of our intelligence and security chiefs n order that we can improve intelligence sharing among ourselves.”

The Liberian President paid a one-day official visit to Ghana where she was received at the Kotoka International Airport by Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

In addition, president Mahama said Ghana will offer Liberia technical assistance in the area of power generation.

Liberia is currently challenged in power distribution, President Mahama indicated that the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) would give their Liberian counterparts technical support and training.

Reminiscing the role the Volta River Authority (VRA) played in restoring power to Monrovia after the Liberian civil war; President Mahama said: he “believes we can build on that, especially in technical support.” He also mentioned that the energy companies with their vast experience will help better Liberia’s power sector.

The meeting was also used to strengthen bilateral relations between the two West-African countries. The two countries have enjoyed a longstanding relations key among them is Ghana’s role in ending the civil war in Liberia.

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