Madam Speaker, I come from a constituency that sits on the border with la Cote d'Ivoire. There is a particular town, I will not call it a village, Kofi Badukrom. That town has an approved route, it has a very good big customs post and a very huge immigration post just like Aflao.
Madam Speaker, the entry point is at the beginning of the Ghanaian side here; when he goes to the la Cote d'Ivoire side, the entry and exit point is also at the outskirts. So the middle of the town houses partly la Cote d'Ivoire and partly Ghana. By 6 o'clock, the Immigration and Customs Officers close the main route. Just across here, he can even drive with his car through some houses and get to the town. The aisles and get to the town.
Madam Speaker, I am asking the Hon Minister the rationale behind closing such an approved route, thus forcing us to go through unapproved routes, which, in my view, are illegal to transact business, to visit our colleagues and things like that. So the Hon Minister should tell us the rationale behind the 6 o'clock closure.