Togo: Cash transfers to vulnerable households resume after nine months

Friday, 30 September 2022 19:04
Togo: Cash transfers to vulnerable households resume after nine months

(Togo First) - From now to June next year, 125,000 Togolese households should get nearly CFA19 billion in cash transfers from the government. This is part of a cash transfer scheme started in Dankpen, Kara, on September 3, and officially launched on September 27. The official launch was chaired by Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe, Togo’s Prime Minister.

The launch, placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Grassroots Development, was marked by two symbolic payments, made via T-Money (Togocom) and Flooz (Moov Africa Togo), respectively. 

The beneficiaries of the initiative are spread across 900 villages. Each household will get CFA90,000 - in six installments of CFA15,000. An additional CFA100,000 will be sent to 15,000 households to improve their economic inclusion. 

Myriam Dossou d’Almeida, minister of grassroots development, said the cash transfers are "a circumstantial support to help beneficiaries to raise and regain control of their lives.” 

The new financing for the Social Safety Nets and Basis Services Project (FA-FSB) comes from the World Bank, the French Development Agency (AFD), and the Togolese government. It will help improve beneficiaries’ income and consumption and allow them to recover from the Covid crisis. 

It should be noted that the initial phase of the project came to its end last December. In that phase, 61,317 vulnerable households received cash transfers from the ministry of grassroots development.

Esaïe Edoh

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