Togo: Social nets and basic services project covers 15,000 homes in the Plateaux region

Friday, 13 October 2023 17:41
Togo: Social nets and basic services project covers 15,000 homes in the Plateaux region

(Togo First) - In Togo’s Plateaux region, around 15,000 homes across 157 villages have benefited from the Social Nets and Basic Services project (Filets Sociaux et Service de Base or FSB) so far. This was revealed on October 11, by Katanga Mazalo, Managing Director of the ANADEB, the project's operational arm. According to the Togolese press agency, ATOP, Mazalo disclosed the figure during an assessment visit conducted in Edouhoué, Asrama district, by a joint delegation of the World Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD), which co-finance the project alongside the government. 

Quoting the official, the ATOP reported that as part of the project, no fewer than 125,000 households, across the country, are given individual cash transfers of CFA15,000 every quarter, over 18 months. The project has also enabled the construction of 20 school buildings, 10 photovoltaic boreholes, the rehabilitation of 3 peripheral healthcare units, the upgrading of 5 rural tracks, and the creation of 3 community centers.

During the recent visit, the people of Edouhoé talked with the World Bank-AFD delegation about steps for selecting beneficiary households, as well as details of the construction process for the infrastructure financed by the project.

While the Mayor of Commune Haho 2, Ayidoté Sossou, emphasized the local population's mastery of contract award procedures and expressed his gratitude to the partners for their trust, Julian Koschorke, head of the World Bank delegation, praised the participatory development process implemented in Edouhoé and reaffirmed his institution's commitment to continue financing local projects.

Together, the AFD, the World Bank, and the government of Togo injected CFA1.056 billion into the FSB project. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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