Ghana & Togo in water deal
13 April 2012
The Africa Report - 13 April 2012
Ghana and Togo have signed a joint agreement to kick start a 40 year-old project to draw water from the West African country's Volta River to supply the Togolese capital Lome.
The Sogakope-Lome Trans-Boundary Water Supply project, first mooted in the 1970s, will involve the construction of a treatment plant in Ghana.
Ghana's minister for Water Enoch Teye Mensah and his Togolese counterpart General Zakari Nandja of Togo signed the agreement at Sogakope in the Volta Region.
The two neigbours have asked the African Development Bank to bankroll the ambitious project whose cost was estimated at $119 million in 2003.