The Republic of Côte D’Ivoire officially reopened the Noe border which had been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to growing coronavirus cases, the Noe border was closed on 22 March 2020. Almost three years later, it has reopened to allow movement to and from neighbouring countries. The reopening came into effect on 15 February 2023.
On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the Municipal Chief Executive for Jomoro Municipal Assembly, Hon. Louisa Iris Arde led a team from the Assembly to inspect the Elubo border.
The Hon. MCE was briefed by the Sector Commander of Ghana Immigration Service, the 2ic of Customs Division of GRA and other security officers. They assured the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive of their adequate preparedness to deal with any threat that would disturb the peace and security of the country.
The Hon. Chief Executive thanked them for remaining vigilant during the period of the closure and appealed to them to tighten the security at the various unapproved routes to avert any attack on the citizens and block all illegal activities that would otherwise deny the state revenue. She said Assembly would support them to help discharge their assigned duties.
She observed traders crossing to and from the borders to transact businesses and said she was optimistic that the life of the residents would be invigorated since the reopening would boost trading activities and help the Municipal Assembly to generate enough revenue to undertake developmental projects in the area.
She used the opportunity to inspect a diseases control centre facility constructed at the border by UNDP, a Wash facility and the GLS Scan site at Elubo.