By Jean Marie Takouleu
The Togolese government has embarked on a sanitation and waste management project in the coastal town of Aného. It will require an investment of 450 million CFA francs (more than 686,000 euros).
Waste management will certainly be improved in the town of Aného in the Maritime region of Togo. It is one of the objectives of the project which has recently been launched in this coastal town by David Wonou Olatokoun, the Togolese Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Nature Protection.
The project, which will take three years to implement, will enable 2,300 households to subscribe to a waste collection service. The government estimates that 50% of the waste collected in the town of Aného will be treated before being buried. In terms of sanitation, the government plans to build Ecosan toilets. This is an easy-to-install eco-toilet. The faeces are then turned into compost for agriculture. The project will allow 400 households to subscribe to a vacuuming service.
The Togolese government plans to build flush toilets in seven public schools in Glidji Township. The cost of the work will amount to 450 million CFA francs (over €686,000) to the government. They are part of the West Africa Coastal Resilience Investment Project (WACA-ResiP).
It is a regionally focused project aimed at improving the management of community grasses with high ecosystem values, sustainable land management, rehabilitation of small public infrastructure damaged by floods, cleaning of natural canals to improve the performance of water drainage channels and pollution control, and strengthening income-generating activities. In Togo, the project will require an investment of CFAF 1.2 billion (€1.8 million). The government is financing WACA-ResiP with the support of the World Bank and the United Nations Global Environment Facility (GEF).