EU to disburse CFA2 billion for four municipalities in Haho prefecture

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Monday, 28 December 2020 18:13
EU to disburse CFA2 billion for four municipalities in Haho prefecture

(Togo First) - The European Union (EU) will spend CFA2.2 billion to improve urban governance and social openness in the Haho prefecture in Togo. In detail, the related project covers the municipalities of Haho 1, Haho 2, Haho 3, and Haho 4. 

The EU’s financing represents 85% of the total amount required for the project (CFA2.6 billion). Through the move, the Union reinforces its actions in favor of local governance in Togo. 

In effect, the project, which should extend over four years and benefit 311,000 people, involves strengthening the foundations of an inclusive, participative, and urban governance based on gender equality and human rights. 

In the areas, it covers, the project will ease access to water, sanitation, and participative legal services. It will also foster the empowerment and employment of women, youths, and the poorest. Culture will, in this framework, be a major vector for social cohesion. 

The municipalities will benefit from a sharing of experiences in urban governance and the development of services leveraging international partnerships (notably with municipalities of Bapaume in France and Porto-Novo in Benin).

The initiative will promote exchanges of best practices with NGOs (CDD, Self Help Africa) and municipalities in Togo that have implemented projects for access to essential services financed by the EU. Thanks to the project, 10,000 women, young people, and poor people, will get birth certificates and another 2000 people will have access to literacy, among others.

Séna Akoda

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