Cote d'Ivoire Disagrees With Ghana Over Construction of Electricity Dam

[U.S. Embassy Abidjan]A report in Soir Info (p. 8) says Cote d'Ivoire disagrees with Ghana over the decision by Ghanaian authorities to construct a hydro-electric dam on the Volta River. According to the paper, Ivoirian authorities recently sent a letter to their Ghanaian counterparts to protest the construction of the dam which they say could cause damage to Ivoirian waterways. The paper also quotes the letter as saying, "This decision violates international laws on trans-border projects."