Textile: Faure Gnassingbé urges cotton farmers to produce more, to attract more foreign investors

Agriculture
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 13:48
Textile: Faure Gnassingbé urges cotton farmers to produce more, to attract more foreign investors

(Togo First) - Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé, urged cotton farmers to increase their yield to attract textile foreign investors to the country. This he said while meeting with farmers in Atakpamé, 190 km north of Lomé, last Monday. 

Our dream is to move to the next step: transform our cotton into fibers, fibers to fabrics and use these fabrics to make the clothes we wear. That is the goal we must achieve and we have set it under our national development plan,” the leader said. He also voiced the wish to export made-in-Togo textile products to the U.S, Europe, etc. 

Besides counting on foreign investors to develop the textile industry, the government said it would reopen Datcha’s textile factory. However, the local cotton output should be increased in this regard, as it is currently deemed too low according to investors. 

Togo, it should be recalled, hopes to produce 200,000 t of cotton by 2022. 

Séna Akoda

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