Panafrican News Agency

Platform for Togolese Diaspora to participate in dev't launched

Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese authorities in charge of Diaspora affairs on Tuesday in Lomé launched the High Council of Togolese Living Abroad (HCTE), a platform to facilitate their contribution to the development of the country.

It aims to "create the conditions for more inclusive participation of Togolese Diaspora in the country’s national building process".  

The Togolese minister of foreign affairs and Togolese Living Abroad, Robert Dussey, said HTCE will be a framework of sharing and reciprocal confidence between the Diaspora and the government.

He said that the non-partisan platform will share "the unique service of the country’s prosperity" and bring together all the Diaspora without exception.

The head of the Congolese diplomacy said that HCTE will include 77 representatives of the Togolese community living in Africa, Europe, North America and elsewhere. The delegates will be democratically elected.

Official sources say that Togo has two million of its nationals abroad, mainly in other African countries. 

-0- PANA FAA/IS/MSA/MA 3July2019