Togo: Government to build a new town in the Grand Lomé area

Economic governance
Tuesday, 04 October 2022 16:51
Togo: Government to build a new town in the Grand Lomé area

(Togo First) - Togolese authorities plan to create a new town to relieve congestion in the Grand Lomé area. The project was announced by the minister of urbanism, Koffi Tsolenyanu, on World Habitat Day (October 3). 

According to the official, the project will be developed in Kpomé, in the Zio 1 municipality, over 1,177 ha. The minister said the city will help “increase Togo’s housing stock, thus preventing house scarcity and perverse consequences of speculation which could, in the long run, hurt more the most vulnerable groups, concerning access to housing and a healthy habitat.”  

To facilitate the project’s concretization, the government is ready to provide secure land to real estate developers who are looking to invest in affordable housing. According to the minister of urban planning, the authorities also intend to build several roads leading to the site.

Other steps taken to improve housing in Togo include the construction of 20,000 social housing units and the capping of the deposit and rent guarantee at three months.

According to the ministry of urban development, more cities will be built in the rest of the country.

Esaïe Edoh 

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