The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Mustapha Cisse Lo, has called on citizens of Liberia and Guinea to work together and know that both countries are founding members of ECOWAS.
Speaker Cisse Lo made statement over the weekend when he led a delegation of ECOWAS Parliamentarians to visit the Guinea-Liberia border in Ganta, Nimba County.
According to him, the dream of the founders of the regional body was to ensure the unhindered movement of community citizens and, as such, both countries should come together and work to fight those who desire to divide West Africa.
He says the only reason documents like passports and liaise passé are used to commute in the various West African countries is to avoid illegal activities and terrorism.
The ECOWAS Parliament Speaker notes that no one should be depressed of free movement.
He additionally urges marketers of both Liberia and Guinea to continue trading as part of efforts by ECOWAS to promote economic growth within the sub-region and spur development.
For their part, legislators from Liberia and Guinea, Senator Prince Johnson Alpha Dialo promised to put these concerns before their various legislative bodies in order to find a solution.
They called on both Ambassadors of ECOWAS and Guinea to work together in restoring harmony among the two nations’ citizens as well as reinstituting access to free movement and trade.
By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley