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Ghana-Togo Maritime Dispute: Tranquil resolution constantly improved than total-scale arbitration -S.K.B Asante


Authorized Luminary Nana Prof. S.K.B Asante

Legal luminary and arbitration advocate, Nana Prof. S.K.B Asante, claims trying to find global arbitration on Ghana’s maritime dispute with Togo ought to be a 2nd solution.

The federal government of Ghana has introduced that it will not be reluctant to look for international arbitration if its counterparts from Togo are unsuccessful to cooperate with Ghana’s Technical Delegation Team that is negotiating a maritime dispute alongside the jap border of the region.  

Already, equally nations around the world have failed to arrive to a consensus right after a few rounds of negotiations on the maritime boundary demarcations. 

Talking to JoyBusiness at a breakfast meeting to commemorate the Centenary of the Global Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Lawful luminary and arbitration advocate, Nana Prof. Asante argues arbitration have to be the last solution.

According to him, “peaceful resolution is always much better than a comprehensive-scale arbitration which is a drawn-out organization but I’m hopeful these tranquil strategies might prevail. This is a subject which is underneath the energetic thought of the governing administration. I hope that we can solve the matter peacefully.”

Rapid earlier Attorney Basic, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has implored the governing administration to guarantee the delimitation of the country’s border boundary with neighbouring Togo to avert long run dispute.

She stated a definite resolution of the border boundary with Togo will preserve Ghana the knowledge it went by means of with the four-year-old maritime dispute with Ivory Coast.

“We should really keep in mind that litigation is often the last resort especially when it comes to your neighbouring condition or nation. I consider that negotiations will consider position among Ghana and Togo on that specific boundary,” she said.

Previously, upstream activities have come to a halt thanks to an boost in hostile threats from the Togolese naval forces since December previous year.

Meanwhile, the Head of Ghana’s Technological Staff negotiating the maritime boundary delimitation with Togo, Lawrence Apaalse, has discovered to the Ghanaian Times that there is no consensus in sight in the raging disagreement concerning the two nations around the world on their boundary on the large sea.

Mr Apaalse who is the Main Director of the Ministry of Energy claimed that though there was no answer in sight, negotiations with their Togolese counterparts would continue on.

“Giving the a few rounds of negotiations so considerably, it is quite feasible that we are not achieving consensus really quickly,” he claimed.

Togolese officials among December 2017 and May perhaps this calendar year, seized two seismic vessels from Ghana location the disagreement and the subsequent negotiations in movement.

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