Ghana and Togo will merge to become a new state, presidents of both countries announce
In a move to become more efficient and increase resources, President John Dramani Mahama and Togo president Faure Gnassingbé have announced the two countries will merge into one.
Speaking to the press at an emergency briefing this morning at Flagstaff House, President Mahama said the plan had been worked on over the past few years in secrecy, and was now ready to be instigated.
The move will mean the two countries will share all resources, from agriculture to military and security forces.
The border will be no longer and those currently guarding it will be redeployed to other areas, Mahama said.
“I know this will come as a shock to many, but Ghana and Togo are friends, so why not unite? We will both benefit, from learning each others languages to sharing recipes,” President Mahama said.
While Togo is a French speaking country with a population of only about 6.8 million, compared to Ghana's 25 million, it is expected Togo will merge into Ghana, though the presidents indicated a new name will be in order.
Gnassingbé, speaking to a press conference in Togo simultaneous with the one in Ghana, was reported as saying the two presidents had bounced ideas around for a new name, with Ghanto the leading contender.
Both had been asked who will lead the new country, which appears to be an issue of contention, with both uncomfortable with giving an answer.
“I guess we will have to flip a coin on that one,” Mahama said, though it is unclear if he was joking.
While in Togo, reporters noted Gnassingbé suggested the two presidents partake in a dance competition, the winner takes all.
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