6 April 2018. The Minister for Defence, Honourable Dominic Nitiwul has expressed Ghana’s sympathy to the government and people of Burkina Faso over continue attacks the country experiences.
He said this when the Burkinabe Defence Minister, Mr Jean-Claude Bouda paid a courtesy call on him at The Square in Accra on 6 April 2018.
Hon Nitiwul suggested that all West African countries needed to work as a team to curtail the attacks and inhumane activities in the sub-region.
Hon Dominic Nitiwul stated that; Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and other West African countries would have the opportunity to train together to build their capacity and reinforce their armies to fight any insurgence that may arise to maintain peace, security and order. He said this was a shared responsibility between countries in the sub-region.
The Burkinabe Defence Minister, Mr Jean-Claude Bouda expressed gratitude to Hon Nitiwul for making time to receive him, he stated that Burkina Faso had witness series of attacks which had become a challenge the country had to deal with.
Mr Jean-Claude Bouda placed emphasis on the relationship between Ghana and Burkina Faso which he said was like a brother and a friend which had necessitated his visit to Ghana and The Square.
He said although Ghana was not a member of G5 countries which consist of Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania he wishes his country would have a cordial relationship with Ghana.
The Chief Director of Ministry of Defence, Dr Evance A Dzikum; Director Finance and Administration, Mr Mahama Toka; Judget Advocate General, Brigadier General Edem Fiawoo; Principal General Staff Officer, Brigadier General Frederick Buliga and Commander Stephen Nyam were present at the meeting.