Germany Commits €18m To Develop African Borders


Federal Republic of Germany has committed 18 million euros to prevent conflicts and promote integration through peaceful, open and prosperous borders across African Union Member states.

The fund which is to be disbursed by the Germany Agency For International Cooperation (GIZ) is part of support for the fourth phase of the African Union Border Programme from 2020-2022.

Economic Community of West African  (ECOWAS) Cluster Coordinator of GIZ, Ludwig Kirchner announced this in Abuja yesterday, during a workshop on the Regional Review and Planning of the Africa Union Border Programmes in West Africa, hosted by the National Boundary Commission of Nigeria.

According to him, “Despite individual efforts, one can still notice that the major changes facing the African region remains the strengthening of the synergy and coordination between the different stakeholders in the area of border security and the development of border regions. “This is why I want to congratulate you on…

Source: Leadership Newspaper