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01/10/2012

To accuse Ghana at all costs, Ouattara sells a part of the Ivorian territory to Ghana

Lazare Koffi Koffi Ivoirian Former MinisterHE IS RULING A COUNTRY WHOSE BOUNDERIES HE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW. THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL INTRUGUE, BUT A REAL FACT, BECAUSE OUATTARA’S GOVERNMENT SAYS IN AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT AFTER A GOVERNMENT WEEKLY MEETING THAT THE ATTACKERS AT NOE, AT COTE D’IVOIRE / GHANA BORDERS CAME FROM NOUGOUA, A VILLAGE LOCATED IN GHANA. DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VILLAGE OUATTARA AND HIS GOVERNMENT ARE REFERING TO IS ON THE TERRITORY OF COTE D’IVOIRE. WHAT A SHAME!

 

The appropriate response of M. Lazare Koffi Koffi, historian, former minister and native of the region.

 

The weekly government meeting of Wednesday, September 26, 2012 was officially dedicated to the sale of a part of the country, Cote d’Ivoire, to the Republic of Ghana. Indeed, in his hatred and his will to demonstrate that the attack of Noe in the night of 20 to 21 September 2012 was carried out from Ghana, the government meeting statement reads:

"The Minister of State, Minister of Interior and the Minister in charge of defense, informed the government of the circumstances of the attack at Noe in the night of September 20 to 21, 2012. This armed attack was the work of attackers from Nougoua, a Ghanaian village located about 7 km of Noe. "This information communicated by the cabinet making and which says that" Nougoua a Ghanaian village "is surprising. Because everyone knows, starting from people of this village, that Nougoua is located on the Ivorian territory that was recognized as such since the memorable demarcation of the border between present-day Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) and Côte d'Ivoire in 1882 and ratified in 1902 by the French and British governments of the time. Since that date, the Franco-British commission which admitted that the stream of Tanoé as the natural boundary between the two countries, agreed that all the villages in the west of the river are an integral part of our country, Cote d’Ivoire. This is the case for, Noe and Nougoua. It is true that the village abandoned his first site because of frequent flooding, site still called Coco or former Town Nougoua, but whether the former or the new site, all that space belongs to Cote d’Ivoire. Outside this village, the true Ghanaian village is Tanosso. So how come the cabinet meeting of last Wednesday has given "our" Nougoua to Ghana? The current chief of the village who claims to be the head of the local tribe is called Essan Kacou, a retired Ivorian gendarme. This village, Nougoua, is now part of department of Tiapoum, and sous-prefecture of Noe.

The candidates in various elections, in Cote d’Ivoire, have been on several missions and other campaign tours at a number of occasions. What then is this village named Nougoua which is, according to the Government, 7 kilometers from Noe. The government must show the Ivorian people that village. Otherwise, the people of the region will be entitled to require from Ouattara government explanations about the unilateral transfer of this part of our territory to Ghana. After the attack of Noe, Ghanaian authorities have been consistently showing that this attack took place not at the border but in full Ivorian territory by people no one has seen coming from Ghana. This information was confirmed by the FRCI commander of the post of Noe. So why try at all costs to show that the attackers were coming from Ghana, to the point to concede the Ivorian village of Nougoua to Ghanaian?

 

Lazare Koffi Koffi, Former Ivorian Minister

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