At the resource mobilisation round table for Togo's national strategy for universal access to drinking water, held from 1 to 2 December 2022, the World Bank, the West African Development Bank (BOAD), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU) pledged nearly 157 billion CFA francs (more than 232 million euros). The funds are intended for the implementation of drinking water projects.
In Togo, four international financial institutions and cooperation agencies will support access to drinking water through funding of approximately 157 billion CFA francs (over 232 million euros). The World Bank will provide the largest amount of funding, over €95 million. The West African Development Bank (BOAD) will provide over €76 million. The French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU) will provide €40 million and €21 million respectively. The AFD loan will be in addition to the €10 million grant recently allocated by the French financial institution for the construction of 950 boreholes in the Savanes and Kara regions of Togo.
This pledge of funding was made at the recent roundtable meeting to mobilise resources for Togo’s national strategy for universal access to drinking water. The loan of more than €232 million will be used, among other things, to develop a drinking water supply master plan for Greater Lomé. The project, announced in September 2021, will guide the Togolese government’s actions in the area of drinking water for the next thirty years.
Over the next three years, the Togolese government plans to increase the rate of access to drinking water from the current 70% to 85%. And universal coverage by 2030. This challenge will be met through the construction of new water facilities. In addition to Passco 3, the “AEP-Lomé” project will contribute to improving access to drinking water in the country through the construction of drinking water conveyances in nine communes of Togo.
Another ongoing project is the IDB-Uemoa project. It aims to build 31 mini drinking water conveyances in the Savanes, Central and Kara regions, as well as to strengthen village water supply throughout the non-maritime territory of Togo with 185 autonomous solar-powered water stations.