Togo-Benin: New border checkpoint under construction in Kémérida (Northern Togo)

Economic governance
Tuesday, 09 November 2021 13:45
Togo-Benin: New border checkpoint under construction in Kémérida (Northern Togo)

(Togo First) - A new checkpoint is being built in Kémérida (northern Togo), a town located in the Binah prefecture and bordering Benin. The project was launched last week by the Togolese Ministry of Security and Civil Protection.

The first stone was laid by Yark Damehane, who heads the ministry of security, in the presence of representatives of the German Embassy in Togo, and the International Office for Migration (IOM), which financed the project.

Damehane said the checkpoint part aligns with efforts to improve border security in the Gulf of Guinea and make border communities living in the area more resilient.

The official added that this particular project should facilitate the work of security forces operating at the border, enabling them to better monitor migration flows, and defend against terrorists and extremists.

Lastly, the checkpoint’s construction aligns with the government’s 2020-2025 roadmap, specifically its first axis which aims to boost inclusion, social harmony, and foster peace, Damehane stressed.

The checkpoint is scheduled to be ready in six months.

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