Ecowas investigates Ghana's allegations

Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has sent a mission to Sikasso, southern Mali, to investigate neighbouring Ghana's complaint about diseased livestock and drug traffickers intruding on its territory.
Sikasso is a major animal transiting centre.
Complaints raised by Ghana include the importation, in its territory, of cattle suffering from rinderpest, environmental deterioration and a fresh upsurge of banditry resulting from drug trafficking.
The aim of the investigation mission is to verify Ghana's charges, an ECOWAS official, Dr Aubil D.
Sawadogo said.
The mission includes Malian government officials, veterinary experts and heads of technical services.

05 september 2001 11:20:00




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