The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel A. Jinapor, has commended the Ghana Boundary Commission for its dedication to protecting Ghana’s territorial and maritime boundaries.
He gave the commendation on Thursday when he led a delegation from the Ministry to the Ghana Boundary Commission to engage the management to further deepen its operation.
According to him, the Commission has made significant progress with discussions aimed at managing and protecting Ghana’s land and maritime boundaries.
The Minister stated that the emerging security threats confronting the West African sub-region, provided compelling reasons for the Commission to collaborate with sub-regional sister institutions to safeguard the country’s territorial integrity.
“Per its mandate, GhBC is to reaffirm, delimit and demarcate Ghana’s international land and maritime boundaries and realization of this mandate has far reached implications on the territorial integrity and stability and peace of Ghana as well as the West African sub-region,” he noted.
“I have been impressed with the level of work so far by GhBC. Although there are challenges, let me assure you that the government remains committed to resolving them,” he added.
Mr Jinapor reaffirmed the government’s resolve to resource the Commission to fit the contemporary challenges it was facing.
“We are determined to have the resources, chemical resources and minerals resources. The lands and maritime boundary of our country will be firmly demarcated, delimited and reaffirmed and that’s the mandate of the GhBC and I’m determined to do that,” he stressed.
The National Coordinator of the Ghana Boundary Commission, Major General Emmanuel Kotia, hinted that the Commission would collaborate with the Ministry to safeguard the boundaries and fend off all forms of illegal activities on the boundaries.
Madam Sarah Akuba, the Director in charge of Policy, Planning and Programmes at the Commission, provided a thorough presentation on the scope of work done, the challenges, vision and strengths of the commission to the Minister.
Irene Wirekoaa Osei, ISD