The government of Togo is under pressure from citizens who were forced to move out of their communities to allow the construction of the Nangbeto hydropower dam. The communities say, 30 years later, that the government did not live up to its promises.
At the time Togo promised communities that it would provide houses, schools, health centers, markets, roads and other infrastructures.
“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 center, no school, no amusement park for the youth which keeps leaving for the city,” according to a Togo Top Infos report.