Entertainment Guinea: CNRD announces the next reopening of land borders with Senegal

03:05  15 september  2021
03:05  15 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Les transporteurs applaudissent la réouverture des frontières entre la Guinée et le Sénégal. (image d'illustration) © RFI / Coralie Pierret Carriers applaud the reopening of the boundaries between Guinea and Senegal. (Illustration image)

Alpha Condé had decided on the closure of several borders before the last ballot, at the end of September 2020. The advanced motive at the time: "security reasons". In a statement read on national television Monday night, the junta asked the services concerned to "proceed immediately to a safe and sanitary assessment for the gradual opening of these borders". Among the boundaries concerned, that with Senegal, an opening that could intervene by September 24th.

If Guinea and Senegal had passed a technical and military cooperation agreement in June, the reopening of the border was still not effective. This CNRD announcement is a relief for different sectors, especially for carriers.

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In Senegal, Pierre Mbakhane Gomis is the first Secretary General of the Road Transport Union affiliated with the CNTS. It has not yet been formally informed of the reopening of borders. But such a news is welcome.

because the consequences - if they are still difficult to encrypt - take different forms. "The consequences are important at all levels, there is a human factor, a social factor and an economic factor.

On the other side of the border in Guinea, it's a sense of shared relief. Tanou Nadhel Diallo, Administrative Secretary of the Transport Union of Labé:

We welcome it with enthusiasm, it makes us happy because there were lots of trucks stored along the border from Senegal and the Gambia, all these Perishable products rotten there, these trucks were damaged there. All products spoiled in Guinea, we lost billions and billions of Guinean francs because the border was not open. It was a huge loss.

The unionist ensures that carriers are ready to return to work from the official opening of the border.

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