TOGO: AFD and KfW lend €20 million to improve waste management in Lomé

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The Lomé Urban Environment Project (PEUL) is entering a new phase. The French Development Agency (AFD) and the German Development Agency (KfW) grant a loan of 40 million euros (more than 26 billion CFA francs) to the Togolese authorities for the realization of the fourth phase of this project launched in 2006. The funds will be used to finance solid waste management in the capital and to strengthen the network of rural transport infrastructure throughout the country.

20 million (more than 13 billion CFA francs) of this new funding will be devoted to urban sanitation through the strengthening of waste collection and sorting systems (solid, liquid, biomedical, etc.) and recycling. This circuit includes pre-collection or direct collection from households, collection from collection centers, transport and disposal.

Support from development partners

In its first three phases, the PEUL project enabled the construction of the modern Akepé landfill and the environmental safety of the old Agoè-Nyive landfill located 18 km from Lomé. The project is financed by the municipality (10%), AFD (14%), the European Union (EU, 33%) and the West African Development Bank (BOAD, 43%).

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In 2021, BOAD granted 47 million CFA francs (78,000 euros) to Togo-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) African Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (STADD) and Clean Natural Ecosystem (Enpro). The grant aims to promote behavioral changes in health, hygiene and environmental preservation in the capital Lomé.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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