The Chairman of the Bono Region of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DC has expressed concern about the high level of corruption that traders are experiencing in the hands of security officials at the Ghana-Togo border.
According to him, both the Customs Excise and Preventive Service and some security officials at the border extort various sums of money from traders to aid them in crossing the border.
Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Programme, the vibrant chairman claimed that the Aflao Border now runs as passenger’s car which needed to do sales at the end of the day.
“I received series of complains from Kumasi and Accra traders about the bitter experiences on the Aflao border and decided to go there and witness things for myself... I went there on Monday and the place is now run as passenger’s car which needs to do sales at the end of the day…I must confess, the trouble that travelers go through at the hands of these security officials, who have thrown all caution to the wind and openly ask for money before services are been rendered will shock you…Traders are suffering on the border due to high level of corruption,” he lamented.
He again disclosed that "a container of malt by sea can be charged between GH12,000 to 15,000 and whereby the same container of malt can also be charged GH60,000 at the Afloa border all because its coming from Togo".
He further claimed petition upon petition has been issued but to no avail…why is it that the paperless is not working at the Aflao Boarder". he quizzed.
He therefore called on the Ghana National Security, CEPS, Police and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to investigate the allegations and help maintain law and order in the area.
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