Movement restrictions to contain Covid-19 threaten more than 81 million jobs in West Africa’s food sector, two million in Togo

Economic governance
Friday, 29 May 2020 12:01
Movement restrictions to contain Covid-19 threaten more than 81 million jobs in West Africa’s food sector, two million in Togo

(Togo First) - In West Africa, more than 81 million jobs in the food sector could be affected by movement restrictions imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This was revealed by the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) in a report it released last May 26. 

The Club, whose secretariat is hosted at the Organization for Economic and Development Cooperation (OEDC), indicated in the document that more than 76 million of the jobs concerned are in the ECOWAS, with Nigeria alone accounting for 34 million of them. 

Meanwhile, in the WAEMU, above 28 million jobs in the food sector are at risk. This includes for example two million people in Togo and Benin and about five million people in Côte d’Ivoire. 

Séna Akoda

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