PM Tomegah-Dogbe lays first stone for industrial profession academy

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 14:44
PM Tomegah-Dogbe lays first stone for industrial profession academy

(Togo First) - Yesterday, June 14, Togo’s PM, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe, and Gerd Müller, Germany’s minister for economic cooperation and development, laid the first stone for an industrial profession academy. The latter, built over a hectare, is located at the Adetikope Industrial Platform (PIA). 

According to the PM’s office, the academy will offer 8 training courses across three sectors, namely agribusiness, industry, and construction. The professional school could train as many as 300 students per year. Financed under a public-private partnership, the project costs €10 million (CFA6.55 billion). 

“Our goal is to enable Togolese youth to fully play its role in the new development strategy we are initiating through the PIA,” Dogbe said. 

For his part, Müller, quite optimistic about the country’s industrial strategy, declared: “A sustainable industry must also provide jobs for the youth. This project should lead to the creation of 30,000 jobs. What we are doing here is creating added value in the country, and leveraging this added value locally, thereby building a real model for Africa.” 

The PIA, let’s recall, is the fruit of a public-private partnership between the Togolese State and Arise IIP. It was inaugurated on June 6, 2021, by President Faure Gnassingbé. 

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