MCC: Togo reports its progress in Washington

Economic governance
Thursday, 16 June 2022 11:48
MCC: Togo reports its progress in Washington

(Togo First) - A Togolese delegation was in Washington last week, from June 6 to 10, to report the country’s progress in the Threshold Program to the top management of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

The West African delegation included Cina Lawson, Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation, Christian Trimua, Minister of Human Rights, Frederic Hegbe, Ambassador of Togo to the U.S., Stanislas Baba, Special Advisor, and Jeanne Bougonou, Executive Director of the Millennium Challenge Account Togo.

“Minister Cina Lawson presented to MCC, the vision of Togo in the digital world being implemented and how the Threshold Program’s ICT project contributes to this vision,” said MCC.

During one of the high-level meetings held, Jeanne Bougonou, Director-General OMCA-Togo, presented the "excellent results" of the program, after 10 months of work, in terms of implementation and compliance with procedures and policies established by the MCC, implementation of the project on land reform for agricultural productivity (LRAP Project), and the project on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT Project).

The Threshold program was signed three years ago between Lomé and Washington. With a CFA20 billion ($35 million) budget, it is mainly designed to support the country in reforming and improving the ICT and land sectors. The two projects carried out in this sense should make the country’s ICT sector high quality and affordable, within four years. Also, it aims to improve the regulatory framework, especially in rural land tenure, hence facilitating investment and increasing rural productivity.

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