OIF spent over CFA650 million in Togo in 2023

Thursday, 21 March 2024 12:35
OIF spent over CFA650 million in Togo in 2023

(Togo First) - Togo received nearly a million euros from the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) in 2023. The exact amount was €991,960, according to Prof. Kangni Alemdjrodo,  Advisor to the Togolese President on the Permanent Council of La Francophonie. 

The official, who disclosed the information earlier this week, detailed that the funds backed a wide range of projects, educational, and cultural, but also projects for economic and sustainable development.

Over the past year, some of the projects both sides worked on include an economic and commercial mission of the Francophonie in the Eastern Mediterranean, two sustainable development projects in Ogou 1 and Haho (valued at CFA53.3 million), and the "La Francophonie with Elles" initiative. The latter supported four Togolese projects with around CFA107 million.

CFA450 million for public reading

Over the same period, the OIF also supported public reading with over CFA450 million allocated for "the French language in the service of cultures and education." This includes support for the operation, animation, and monitoring of the first network of 12 Centers for Reading and Cultural Animation (CLAC); as well as helping set up the second CLAC network in Togo. 

According to Prof. Kangni Alemdjrodo, the various projects "highlight the vitality and visibility of this cooperation" between Togo and the OIF; a cooperation "which is emerging as a true instrument of support for our development programs."

The OIF implements Francophone multilateral cooperation in 88 states and governments worldwide. The organization was established in 1970 in Niamey on March 20 (under the name of the Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation (ACCT)).

This year, for the day of the Francophone, on March 20, the organization picked the theme: “Creating, Innovating, and Enterprising in French”.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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