Togo: 69% of Population Had Access to Drinking Water in 2023

Wednesday, 03 July 2024 17:03
Togo: 69% of Population Had Access to Drinking Water in 2023

(Togo First) - Last year, 69% of the Togolese population had access to drinking water, up from 47.66% in 2014. The update was disclosed on July  2, 2024, by the Ministry of Water.

The data further reveals that in rural areas the service rate rose from 47.7% in 2014 to 74.4% in 2023. In semi-urban and urban areas it stood at 55.9% and 69% in 2023, against  42.6% and 47.7% in 2014, respectively.

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The Ministry of Water attributes the surge to several projects and programs launched by the government, with the financial support of its development partners. Such projects include the PASSCO, which the French Development Agency backed with CFA6.5 billion. The PASSCO helped build 400 new boreholes in Northern Togo.

Other factors that fostered access to clean water include the support and commitment of NGOs and international institutions such as the World Bank, BOAD, and AfDB. 

Togo’s government seeks to provide 85% of its population with clean water by 2025 and 100% by 2030.

To this end, they have set up the National Drinking Water Supply Plan and the Water Master Plan for Greater Lomé, supported by strategic partnerships.

Esaïe Edoh 

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