President John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that Ghana and Liberia have reached an agreement to share intelligence, and collaborate with their respective security agencies to fight terrorism and crime within the sub-region.
“On the sub regional level, we have discussed issues of interest to do with security; that is working together in order that we can secure our sub-region against terrorism and other significant threats we face,” Mr. Mahama said during a joint press briefing in Accra when Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, paid a one day working visit to Ghana.
The President added: “We endorse the meeting of our intelligence and security Chiefs n order that we can improve intelligence sharing among ourselves.”
The two leaders, also discussed issues on trade, security and sub-regional integration, used the meeting to advance bilateral relations between the two countries.
Ghana has decided to offer technical support to Liberia in the power sector.
Liberia has a challenge in power distribution, and President Mahama said the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), with experience in that area, would give technical support and training, both in hydro and thermal, to Liberia.
At a joint press briefing after the meeting, President Mahama mentioned the role the Volta River Authority (VRA) played in restoring power to Monrovia after the Liberian civil war and said “We believe we can build on that, especially in technical support.”