Togo Elections Impact Ghana: Aflao Border Closure Slows Business

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Aflao, border town between Ghana and Togo, experiences downturn in business activities due to temporary closure of Ghana-Togo border. Explore the economic impact.

This closure is part of security measures for legislative and regional elections in Togo. However, many Aflao residents were unaware of the border’s closure, as information was primarily disseminated through Togolese government social media platforms.

Local traders and business owners are expressing concerns about the closure’s impact on their livelihoods. One trader mentioned being unaware of the elections in Togo and questioned how they would sustain themselves during this period.

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Joshua Attipoe, a Lorry Terminal Porter, explained that the closure has affected their work, as market women who purchase products in Togo and Togolese individuals who transport goods to Kumasi are absent.

The Aflao Sector Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, ACI Fredrick Duodu, confirmed the reason for the border closure and its adverse effects on economic activities in the area. He noted a significant reduction in business transactions in the usually bustling town, which is now quiet. The border closure is expected to remain in place until the completion of the elections.

Source: Citinews

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