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Despite Presidency’s $700,000 Water Budget, Togolese Still Lack Access To Clean Water

For the past 50 years now, the family of President Faure Gnassingbé has been in charge of affair in Togo, ruling the country as if it’s a family business, however, the most appalling part is that majority of Togolese are still drinking dirty stream water despite the presidency signing a water project running into several thousands of dollars.

The incumbent president, Gnassingbe, who has ruled for 12 years, took over power after succeeding his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled for nearly 40 years.
Togolese human rights activist Farida Nabourema says 60 percent of Togolese drink dirty stream water, despite the presidency budgeting $700,000 for water annually.
She posted the following pictures on Twitter with the caption: “When father and son rule your country for 50 years and turn your national wealth into their private fund, you have 60% of your people drinking this as water while the presidency budgets 700,000USD for its annual water spending. #Togodebout #Fauremustgo”
Thousands have been protesting almost weekly in Togo since August last year. They are calling for President Gnassingbé’s resignation.

Written by How Africa

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