Lomé, a city of more than 1.4 million inhabitants, suffers from waste pollution problems.
The capital city has only one landfill at Agoè Nyivé, where more than 280,000 tons of waste are sent each year. This represents 80% of the waste produced in the city. The rest ends up on the street.
With the grant of the AFD, the Agoé Nyivé landfill, located on the outskirts of Lomé, will be one of the municipality’s priorities.
According to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Sani Yaya, “67% of the grant will be devoted to the technical component relating to the environmental and social security of the landfill (Agoé Nyivé). 23% to the component relating to support for the governance of the Commune of Lomé, and 10% to the “Sports and Development” component. All these actions are part of Phase III of the Lomé (Fulani) Urban Environment Project.
The objective is to eliminate illegal dumping in the capital. The Lomé city council said it would carry out studies on the recovery and recycling of waste.