Togo: After 30 years, those expropriated due to Nangbeto dam project call the State to keep its promises
(Ecofin Agency) - In Togo, all riparians expropriated 30 years ago due to the development of the Nangbeto hydropower dam have come up to shout their anger. Indeed, the people accuse the State of not providing the houses, schools, health centres, markets, roads and other infrastructures it promised at the time.
“In the framework of the construction of the Nangbeto dam, people living on the site had to leave. At the time, better living conditions were promised for their patriotic sacrifice. However, more than three decades later, there is nothing to show for the promises. The new site has no arable lands, though they live on agriculture, no health centre, no school, no amusement park for the youth which keeps leaving for the city,” reports Togo Top Infos.
The Nangbeto dam was built in 1987 with a German financing. It is operated by the Compagnie Electrique du Benin (CEB), an institution which is common to Togo and its neighbor, Benin.