In Togo, there is growing concern as the terms of parliament members are nearing their end in just three months. However, there's still no official schedule set for the legislative and regional elections, which were originally planned for the year's end. This absence of clarity has raised worries among the opposition, prompting them to call for discussions to ensure a “smooth transition of power” in the country.
Togo has assumed the presidency of the International Coffee Organization (ICO). Enselme Gouthon, Togo's Secretary-General of the Coffee and Cocoa Sector Coordination Committee (CCFCC), was officially appointed during the 5th World Coffee Conference held in India last week.
Togo is preparing to establish a third major public university, in addition to those in Lomé and Kara. During the council of ministers on Wednesday, September 27, the government examined and approved a draft decree aimed at creating the University of Datcha in the Plateaux region.
Furthermore, Togo's port remains the top-ranked in West Africa and retains its sub-regional leadership position. So far, PAL is surpassed by the Port of Durban in South Africa (79th globally), Port Said in Egypt (48th), and Tanger Med in Morocco (24th).
The primary objective of this move is to equip young learners with essential linguistic and communication skills in English. This decision aligns with Togo's broader strategy to diversify its global trade, following its recent inclusion in the Commonwealth just a year ago.
Established within the Adetikopé Industrial Platform (PIA), the local soybean processing plant known as 'Togo Soja' has announced the achievement of its first production milestone by processing 50,000 tonnes of conventional soybeans.
As part of the inaugural edition of the "Lomé Peace and Security Forum" (LPSF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration, and Togolese Nationals Abroad launched a call for applications on June 19, 2023. The purpose was to select twenty young Africans with the most compelling messages advocating for peace and the future of Africa. The results were unveiled yesterday evening.
In Togo, failure to wear helmets by passengers on two or three-wheel motorcycles is now being penalized. Following a two-week "intensified" awareness campaign on the roads, the National Police began making arrests on Monday, August 28, 2023.
In Togo, the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) announced on Monday, August 21st, the disqualification of Togolese citizen Esso-hana Ware and his conviction by the judiciary for multiple registrations on the recently updated electoral lists.
Uganda recently hosted the second summit of the Group of Twenty-Five African Coffee-Producing Countries (G25) from August 7th to 10th. Represented by the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Local Consumption, Kodjo Adedze, Togo actively participated in the event.