Togo : Maritime Profession Institute opens in Lomé

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:43
Togo : Maritime Profession Institute opens in Lomé

(Togo First) - On May 22, 2018, the Maritime Professions Institute (I2M, standing for Institut des Métiers de la Mer in French) opened its doors. The institute which is at the University of Lomé will train individuals to port-related professions.

According to authorities, creating the center aims mainly to provide the Port of Lomé and firms active in the maritime industry with qualified personnel,especially with new challenges faced by this industry: hull and navigation tools design, management of transport means by sea, handling of goods at ports, etc.

Actually, it was noticed that despite having a deep-water port and substantial fisheries resources, Togo lacks qualified staff to meet the demands of maritime companies.

With the I2M, the government aims to bridge this gap and ultimately make the Port of Lomé (PAL) the country’s main growth driver.

The institution’s establishment, let’s note, actually is the concretization  of a decision taken in 2014 – during a forum held on April 2 to 4 – to provide college courses for maritime professions.

Séna Akoda

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