Sangoule Lamizana, the President of Upper Volta, arrived in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Monday (8 September) for a two-day visit.
Sangoule Lamizana, the President of Upper Volta, arrived in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Monday (8 September) for a two-day visit. He was greeted at the airport by Ghana Head of State Colonel Ignatius Acheampong.
President Lamizana took power in Upper Volta, on the northern border of the Ghana, in a coup d'etat in 1966. This is his second trip to Accra.
He was accompanied by his Minister of Transport, Public Works and Urbanisation, and his Minister of Commerce, Industrial Development and Mining.
Later in the day, he visited a large housing development near Accra called Dansoman Estate where he was shown some of the new housing units by Colonel Achempong. There are 2,000 units already occupied.
President Lamizana praised Ghana and some other African countries for their role in resolving the recent border conflict between Upper Volta and Mali, which lies on Upper Volta's northern frontier. The conflict was said to have been the result of disagreement over the discovery of oil on a large stretch of land near the frontier. It led to some gunfire.
The two Presidents will also meet to discuss common problems before President Lamizana leaves on Wednesday (9 September).