Ghana is taking steps to prevent escalation of boundary disputes with its neighbours in Togo.

This comes after the Ghana Boundary Commission discovered that the boundaries between the two states may be slightly blurred.

Speaking to JoyNews, National Coordinator of the Ghana Boundary Commission, Brigadier General Emmanuel Kotia said it is important for his outfit to make sure disputes do not emerge out of the boundary pillars between Ghana and Togo.

Thus, they are committed to ensuring that the pillars demarcating ends of the two countries have not been tampered with.

“We want as a country to live amicably with our neighbours. As part of our mandate it is our responsibility to ensure that we really discuss with our counterparts from the other side if there are issues. I can assure you that currently we have a very good relationship with the boundary commission of Togo.”

Brigadier General Kotia is touring the area to engage Ghanaian communities around the boundary with Togo to ensure any issues are settled amicably.

He urged the residents in border communities to be proactive in identifying any issue or disturbances along the border pillars.

“Now giving us early warnings so fars as these challenges are concerned will help prevent a lot of conflict,” he added.

Brigadier General Kotia said that the Boundary Commission will also embark on a sensitisation exercise to educate resident along the borders on their mandate and the need to ensure continuous peace.

“After all if you look at our customs and traditions, we have lived cordially with the Togolese for a very long time. There’s no need for us to have any problem so far as boundary issues are concerned.”