Togo: MCC's threshold program begins

Economic governance
Monday, 30 November 2020 14:20
Togo: MCC's threshold program begins

(Togo First) - The Threshold program was launched in Togo last Friday, following a meeting that gathered ministers, members of the Millennium Challenge Account cell (MCA-Togo), American officials and others. 

For the program, which ultimately aims at reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth, Togo secured $35 million worth of donations. The threshold program will mainly focus on ICTs and Land issues. 

In detail, regarding ICTs, the program should help improve access to the technologies and high quality, cheap internet, promote private investments, establish an independent regulatory regime, expand related services to poorly covered areas, and train more women and small business in the usage of ICTs. 

Concerning land, part of the funds received under the threshold program will help boost access to lands, and improve the protection of legit land rights, among others. 

The program’s launch came in about three weeks after Stanislas Baba, national coordinator of MCA-Togo, reiterated the commitment to accelerate the implementation process. 

Séna Akoda

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