Lome – Protests Escalates As Togolese Citizens Insist On President Faure Gnassingbé Must Go.
As protest continues in Lome the capital of Togo, Armed forces and protesters were seen running helter skelter. Tear-gas and rocket gases were reportedly being used to disperse protesters. Togolese Citizens Insist That President Faure Gnassingbé Must Go.
Racing up and down, gunshots and tear gas has become the was the order of the day in Deckon. The once peaceful city has now become a theatre of violence as War ready military men and protester clash from Thursday to friday night.
Protesters who where kept in check with barricades in some of the areas of the district in Lomé had announced that they would not leave the streets unless President Faure Gnassingbé had meet all their democratic demands.
“We will sleep here tonight, tomorrow and always if Faure Gnassingbe did not meet our demands,” said one of the protesters.
Meanwhile fighting was reported in several interior cities like Bafilo, where several people had been reported injured.
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Togo – Fatal Accident, President Faure Gnassingbe Condoles Grieving Families
For a long time, many people wanted the information about the tragic traffic accident whose images circulated heavily on social networks to be false. But it was quickly confirmed and the 6 Togolese humorists really left their lives in Tchaloudè. On Monday, Faure Gnassingbe, Emmanuel Adebayor and other personalities from Togo express their grief.It was on his twitter account that Faure Gnassingbé spoke. The Togolese president said he learned “with great pain” the disappearance, in a traffic accident, of several compatriots, including famous comedians.“I deeply share the grief of the grieving families and offer them my sincere condolences as well as those of the Togolese nation,” Faure Gnassingbe said.Emmanuel Adebayor did not remain indifferent. He who knows some of these humorists who are used to give him a smile.Very agitated, the Togolese striker believes that man is only an empty bag filled by the Eternal.“Let us pray that our end is not a drama but rather a feast … Let the earth be light to our disappeared … Peace to your souls my dear compatriots,” wrote Adebayor.
Togo – National Institute Of Health Insurance Celebrates 5 Years Anniversary, Launches Mobile App
The celebration of the five years of the existence of the National Institute for Health Insurance continues. After the launch of the mobile application, place is made since yesterday at the open days that will end tomorrow. For three days, insured and uninsured will have more information about the activities of the National Institute of Health Insurance (Inam).
A conference-debate took place this morning on 4 main themes: the role of health insurance in the financing of the health-inclusion of the informal sector, the role of mutual health organizations in the social protection of households The Mutual Insurance Company of the Informal Sector (Muprosi), the management of sickness risk: what solutions against fraud and the Tics in the service of Health Insurance.
“The open days fit perfectly into our business that marks the five years of Inam. We seized this opportunity to communicate on all the actions and issues on which the various stakeholders need to be documented, “said Miriam Dossou DG of Inam, explaining the merits of these JPOs.
Concerning the themes of the conference discussion, the panelists addressed several topics.
The Role of Health Insurance in Financing the Health and Inclusion of the Informal Sector
The aim of insurance is to minimize direct payment for care. But the undercut in social insurance (set up by the state) in Africa is that the informal sector is not covered while the majority of the population is evolving in this sector.
This situation is due, according to Hugues Tchibozo the panellist, to the low incomes of this sector, the difficulty of quantifying his incomes to ask for a premium, social constraints, lack of culture of foresight, etc. But these challenges can be met if there is an obligation for all to join, which the state will have to organize to do.
This is where the role of mutual health organizations for community protection comes into play. The Mutual Protection of the Informal Sector (Muprosi) is an illustration. Established since 2005 by the extension of the Togolese Federation of Wood and Construction (FTBC), it currently has 6068 beneficiaries. To the extent that the insurance is made by contribution of each member of the community, these mutuals come by their contribution to reduce the costs of care.
Another theme addressed is the brake on the sustainability of health insurance which is fraud. Unjustified medical expenses, overbilling etc. Are among other cases of fraud. It is when the doctor and the patient collude that fraud becomes dangerous. In order to curb this attitude, which has lasted too long, legislation will have to be enforced and rigorously enforced.
As for information and communication technologies, they are not insignificant, especially to support the 300,000 insured whose number keeps growing. They allow for flexibility, ease of handling files, avoidance of recipients of benefits, etc.
The various stands are open and Inam remains attentive to the populations to answer their concerns.
It should be pointed out that since 2012, Inam has 1065 health centers, 206 pharmacies, 33 eyewear establishments, more than 6,000 prescribers and 300,000 insured.
Togo – Economy Grows At 7.5% In 2016 – Ministry Of Economy And Finance
On 16 March 2017 in Lomé, the Ministry of Economy and Finance organized a workshop to publish the results of the 2016 Macroeconomic Forecasting Survey. Spotted a reporter from the Afreepress news agency.
In launching the workshop, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Badawassou Gnaro, representing his minister responsible, explained that “the information gathered through this survey enabled us to detect possible difficulties in the sector Private partnership in the creation of wealth “. He went on to say that this information helps to anticipate the consequences and help the government to take appropriate measures and strategies in order to raise the Togolese economy on a more vigorous and sustained path of growth for a sustainable and inclusive development.
According to the results presented during this workshop organized with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), overall there is an improvement in the level of activity with an expected annual growth rate of 7.5 % In 2016. The projections for 2017 show a growth rate of 5.8%. 6894 jobs would be created in 2016 (2744 permanent and 4150 temporary) while the trade balance would still be in deficit
73 out-of-school youth start a new projects
The project “Apprenticeship of young people out of school” was officially launched this Tuesday at the youth house of Amadahomé (suburbs north-east of Lomé) by the Minister of Development at the grassroots, crafts, youth And employment of young people, Ms. Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé followed by the signing of apprenticeship agreements with master craftspeople for the benefit of Togolese youth, a reporter of the Afreepress News Agency noted.
The ceremony was attended by the Representative of the Permanent Council of Chambers of Trade of Togo, Mr. Koffi Dzakas, the Director of the National Agency for Volunteering in Togo (ANVT), Mr. Omar Agbangba, and traditional leaders. In total, there are seventy-three (73) out-of-school youths, including thirty-seven boys and thirty-six (36) girls.
For four (4) years, the project aims to open a door for young people by allowing them to access the trades to prepare their future easily after their mission of volunteer citizen (JDS). “On the instruction of the Head of State, we have launched a new voluntary component which focuses on out-of-school and out-of-school youth. This is the civic engagement of young people who are numerous in our neighborhoods and cities who also want to participate in the development of our community.
This is a project we launched at the beginning of the year, “said Mrs. Tomégah-Dogbé. Today, according to her, the apprenticeship agreements have been signed for some young people who have not had the chance, for lack of means, to learn a trade in their lives. “The JDS project affects young people in neighborhoods, a category of young people who have inevitably learned a trade and can not afford to open a workshop for their activity.
It is the state that pays the apprenticeship fees for these young people, which vary from 60,000 to 150,000 CFA francs a year according to the trade school and the state ensures that our young people who are apprenticed receive A subsistence allowance. We know that young people, for want of means, give up because they do not have enough to eat, “she said.
While they hope that these young people will show assiduity, regularity, determination and respect so that at the end of the three (3) or four (4) years of learning, they can also finish, have a Diploma and also receive a tool kit start an activity, the minister did not hide her joy. Implementation of the project is carried out by the Ministry with the collaboration of the regional chambers of trades and the partnership of artisan trainers.
The Representative of the Permanent Council of Chambers of Trade of Togo, Mr. Dzakas clarified the role that will be the role of the chambers of trades in this project. “Our role is to follow the project, to accompany the bosses and the learners until the end of their apprenticeship”, he noted. “Apprenticeship for out-of-school youth” is a project supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Bernadette A.
Togo – A Driver Manipulating His Phone While Driving Takes The Life Of Three Children
According to witness, the driver all his attention focused on his mobile phone, he also handled constantly forgetting that he is driving.
“The driver was on whatsapp while driving; result, he lost control of the wheel and killed three children.”, Reported us a witness.
The driver, a young forty, a life was saved thanks to the intervention of the police that he had the ability to call soon after the tragedy occurred.
Call at the wheel or handlebars, refuse to put the belt drive and refuse to wear helmets are uncivil acts that greatly resemble that of the tomb.