Government issues new warning to illegal occupants of coasts

Public Management
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 11:56
Government issues new warning to illegal occupants of coasts

(Togo First) - All those settled illegally along the Togolese shores have until March 3rd, 2021, to vacate the public domain. This is the latest warning of the government after the one issued last August. 

It came from the Ministers of Territorial Administration, Security, Maritime Economy and Urbanism, in a joint statement. At the set date, “legislative measures and regulations against violations will be strictly applied”, the officials said 

Let’s recall that in Togo, the maritime public domain includes the sea, lagoons, salt ponds, rivers, navigable rivers. No third party is eligible to hold a deed or own the space. In the actual case, illegal occupants must vacate the land which will host some projects, such as the program tackling coastal erosion and sea pollution. 

In this regard, some, notably taxi-drivers associations, have initiated talks with public authorities to remain on part of the area concerned. The drivers use the space as terminal.

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