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Togo – National Institute Of Health Insurance Celebrates 5 Years Anniversary, Launches Mobile App

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lome – Protests Escalates As Togolese Citizens Insist On President Faure Gnassingbé Must Go.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Togo – Economy Grows At 7.5% In 2016 – Ministry Of Economy And Finance

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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.

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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

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73 out-of-school youth start a new projects

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Togo – A Driver Manipulating His Phone While Driving Takes The Life Of Three Children

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An uncivilized driver causes heavy carnage in Lome, Togo on Tuesday. A driver manipulating his mobile phone at the wheel has derailed the road and ended up taking the life of three people. The accident occurred at Novissi going towards the crossroads Oando.

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.

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Togo – At Lomé, prostitution is growing

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Lome, capital of Togo as the other capitals of the countries in the subregion of West Africa present the image of a cosmopolitan city. Discover Lomé, is to discover the diversity and complexity of this city.

 

Unquestionably, Lomé is one of the most touristic cities of the West Africa modelled African alternately combining tradition and modernity in the image of other European cities. A city open, modern with hotels splendid but who poorly hides a growing scourge, prostitution which is erected in real system.

 

That’s what sells best currently in Lomé, prostitution lives in Lomé. A walk in the city has kept all its promises. Route to follow, the boulevard January 13, Deckon, on this road comparable to Princess Street in Abidjan, sex professionals took up residence.

 

Whether businessmen, young and old, everyone is for scholarships. It is served with a simple ticket 1000 FCFA or 2000 FCFA, his thirst.

 

At Lomé for the thousands of tourists that lend themselves each year, passage obliged by Deckon place and its atmosphere of crazy breathtaking. In recent years, another face offers visitors, Agoè and its outskirts, a booming neighborhood.

 

This type of prostitution is relocated in the suburbs of Lomé. A little further away from Deckon, Be, Nyekanokpoe, Kodjoviakopé and Agoè is also another colony of prostitutes from another class, VIP prostitutes.

 

Every night between 14 and 15 hours, over a cold beer, a strange ride takes place, the girls waiting to be addressed by men. A drink in Exchange for their phone number, a big heart and especially a smile hoping to meet again later in the night, a discreet soliciting and unequivocal.

 

Once night falls, Agoè turns into a big mess of sex with these “night clubs” and its corners of dance where one exposes the nakedness of the woman, or even proposed “extras.”

 

In one of the “night club”, dozens of girls in sexy outfit to dance or take a break while waiting for a partner. Admission is free for girls but charge for men. It’s a kind of ‘pass’ for boys to find a “prey“.

 

The first covered girls raise ambiguity. Prostitution became a way out of poverty for these girls, actually well often a trap. They are hundreds thousands for the only neighborhood of Agoè to trade in their bodies to meet their needs.

 

Annick and Sandra, two prostitutes sisters confide!

 

Annick and Sandra, two (2) addressed prostitutes give the reasons that pushed them to this profession“. There are various reasons that these prostitutes. With no talk of lack of financial means and other lack of satisfaction.

 

Me I wanted to be a stewardess and she a stylist.After the death of our father, our mother could all alone to face the needs of the family besides our brother is sick. We stopped the studies on the advice of our brother because it was extremely expensive with the Extras. The family is not aware of what we do and we cannot tell them that. If our brothers saw us, they would kill us”, said one of those two girls.

 

According to the latter, they simply told their families that they worked in a hotel room, even if income from their work have nothing to do with those of a maid, a turnover well above the minimum wage.

 

Clothes, hair, shoes, bags, makeup, and beauty products are part of what Ingrid, another girl called its charges and needs.

 

“I need money to pay the rent and other charges. I need to get better in order to attract more customers and this requires resources. I have plenty of loads, so if I do this, I have nothing, everything in life has a counterpart. “, she says.
 
“During the week, I do shopping sessions to prepare the night to treat my look and be very seductive. Night party, I drink alcohol and all that goes with it. I have to sell me to earn money for my family and myself. Why must it be sexy? It’s simple, I go sexy to attract men that I‘ll see the night’, reflects this sex professional.

 

Everything is rosy for these girls. “It is never happy that I‘m leaving the night with someone strange home or in a hotel. Sometimes, you fall on people and sometimes, it‘s the opposite and I’m scared of being hit or abused in bed. There are lots of nationalities with which I deal. The Togolese, Lebanese, Indians, Ghanaians, the Beninese, Ivorians, Europeans and even of the Americans,”said Ingrid.

 

Alice, single mother of two (2) children and holder of a BAC + 3 in management, she also began as occasional and was convinced that it would be only temporary. Ten years later, she manages a laundry but rest and remains a “reference” in the field.

 

“I didn’t came to the stage where I take it as a profession because I have a job but not a job. I have a son and difficult I can admit today that this is casual. Despite the fact that I work, I‘m a prostitute again”, she suggested.

 

VIP prostitutes, there!

 

They proudly bear this under framework in their field. They stand out by their dress classy and attractive. They are treated better by the appearance and their customers are often expatriates who come with big cars to bring them either at home or in a hostel.

 

The largest of these, there are minors, adolescents, older women, and even the old. Baby what do you say?, do you want to do a shot with me?”, they used to say to attract customers showing off in front of the latter.

 

They offer an exceptional session of leg in the air against a sum of money. They do not hesitate to offer customers all what she can do at home. Lapping the testicles to the penis through unimaginable positions, they are ready to do anything just to satisfy their customers.

 

Beyond sex workers, there is no official prostitution which also takes on another dimension. Those are the women and men that foam bars, restaurants and hot corners and who complete their hike in hotels and hostels.

 

The clients of prostitutes break the silence

 

Agoè became a center where sex is actually what is best marketed and is within reach of all. 5 o’clock in the morning, closed box, the Group of Ivorians share with a young prostitute who has joined them.

 

“It’s another planet here, it’s like a fashion show in naked outfit. I come here often with friends. They like it, so here to spend the whole night until the next day for lunch with the girls it is between 20,000 and 50,000 CFA FRANCS, but must be negotiated before you go, otherwise you‘re screwed,”says Carlos.

 

«This is one market like any other where women sell.» They are there to win rounds even if they also take pleasure. “It’s a sex-money exchange, they earn by night what they could not win in a month if they worked“, quips John of God.

 

For Blaise, you can do anything here, even things that ‘madame’ can do at home. They are ready to do everything do you to a sum of money.Kiss has become their daily bread. I have a wife at home but I prefer what is happening here because it’s out of the ordinary”, shows George, young Ivorian.

 

A steady monthly business

 

Prostitutes can make a not possible turnover. Here, the competition between girls is tough, but some of them come to shoot their pins of the game by making this trade, a business ‘juicy’ and not possible.

 

Times a night, before heading out to the night with someone, I can win after sessions of sex with two or three customers, 50,000 francs, see 70,000 francs but also sometimes we have nothing.” Our dream is to raise a lot of money, create his own job and a family and we hope that God will forgive us someday,”wishes to Sandra.
 

 

According to them, the payroll per month varies between 500 and FCFA 700,000. “I need money, so I have to go with an intruder before having what I want. It’s mandatory. “Everything is against part, you give something, you’re also a few things after”, says one of the prostitutes.

 

The place of the hostel and the taximen managers in this business

 

An informal business in which the taximen and hostel managers occupy a very important role and first choice. Some are these dedicated driver of girls, others round their nights by bringing customers to the passage hotels targeted by sex professionals.

 

“Personally I have my cabbie who takes me day and night. Even at odd hours, he comes to get me here where I am. I pay per month, even sometimes if it‘s a good night I him do an envelope in the morning,”said Georgette.

 

Yves, the driver preferred this whore did not deny the contract which binds them. “Georgette is my client for a few months. It all started with a day when I was driving into town in search of clients and she wanted that I drop her off in a hotel room. Along the way, I offered my service to bring her back after. Finished, she reminded me to return. “What has been done, it is since then that this link is knotted“, he said.

 

For him, it’s a second work apart from that of day and which will allow his family to live a better life. “I work even in the day. With Georgette, is all the time, she can call me any time and I am always present once she needs me. Each month, it makes me an envelope of 20,000 CFA FRANCS, even more. It is what makes even her and me, brother and sister”, he acknowledged.

 

The relationship between prostitute and driver is not the only one that exists. Between prostitutes and some managers of hostel or hotel, there are also some kind of agreement, a win-win partnership initialled between these two camps also allows managers to get their pins in the game. That’s what confirms Eklou, Manager of a hostel in Lomé.

 

“They come here in numbers. Me and prostitutes, it’s a family matter. Often, I make them discounts on the price of the rooms. Those are regulars of my hostel. On 2 customers you‘re a discount,”he says.

 

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