Ghana and Togo sign project agreement to bring drinking water to Lomé and Ghana’s coastal communities
The governments of Ghana and Togo signed on 12 December 2014 a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of an African Water Facility -supported pipeline to bring drinking water from the lower Volta River in Ghana to the city of Lomé in Togo and the Ghanaian communities along the water transfer route. The AWF has offered a €1.4 million grant to Ghana to support the technical, legal and financial preparation of the Public- Private Partnership (PPP) project.
In addition to AWF support, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is providing a € 0.7 million grant to help prepare the project. The signing of the MoU in Lomé has paved the way forthe launch of the project development studies, including a feasibility study as well as a social and environmental impact assessment, and the provision of a transaction advisory service. The MoU sets out roles and responsibilities between the two countries in the organisation and implementation of the project.