Ghana's President Akufo -Addo and Burkinabe leader  Kabore

Ghana and Burkina Faso have entered into agreement that will  find a lasting solution to the annual spillage of the Bagre Dam.

The two countries are also in talks to deal with the Fulani menace and transport electricity from Ghana to Burkina Faso.

Speaking to the media after bilateral talks  with  his Burkinabe Counterpart, President Akufo-Addo said a meeting on the Volta Basin will soon be convened in Accra.

President Akufo-Addo and his Burkinabe counterpart addressing a press conference in Accra

The annual spillage of the Bagre dam has cause havoc in the three regions of the north.

Whenever the water level of the dam is filled to the maximum capacity of 235 meters, the power utility authority of Burkina Faso, SONABEL, spill the excess water from the dam, which often finds its ways into the White Volta River linking to the Upper East Region, causing havoc to lives and properties.

About 24 communities are affected by the spillage. The day’s visit by the Burkinabe leader  Kabore is a reciprocal gesture to a similar visit made by President Akufo -Addo to Ouagadougou in may last year.

The  bilateral talks  centered on peace, security and trade within the ECOWAS sub region.

They also discussed subjects of common interest including the fight against terrorism, the Bolgatanga- bingo electricity interconnection project and the interconnection of fiber.

Energy, railway and roads transport also featured in the discussions.

One prominent issue that also engaged the attention of the two leaders is the issue of Bagre dam.

The spillage from the dam based in Burkina  Faso sometimes leads to loss of lives, property and farmland.

President Marc Christian Kabore was hopeful the two countries will work towards achieving issue discussed during the meeting. He spoke through an interpreter.

President Akufo-Addo later decorated President Marc Christian Kabore with the companion of the order of star of Ghana, honorary  division.

This is in recognition of his exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution towards the economic development of Burkina Faso.

Story filed by GBC’s Presidential Correspondent, Bright Ntramah.

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