With the backing of the World Bank, IRU has been working to support an in-depth reform of road transport in Togo, leading a project that will continue until 2022. Throughout 2020, IRU supported the establishment of a national federation representing the entire Togolese road transport sector, the Faitière Patronale Togolaise des Transporteurs Routiers (FP2TR).
“Bringing the sector together in this way allows it to speak with one voice, putting it in a stronger position to shape policy and regulations to its needs,” said Akuavi Nassif, President of the Federation of Transport of Hydrocarbons by Road (S2TH), which is affiliated to the FP2TR.
“The FP2TR has already achieved a reduction of 90% in a newly imposed vehicle tax and of 50% in planned road toll increases for commercial vehicles. We are also representing the road transport industry in ministerial negotiations on freight market access between Togo and Burkina Faso,” said Gountante Migabré, Vice-Secretary of FP2TR.
IRU efforts to formalise and professionalise the road transport industry in Togo are making their mark. The next phase of the project will focus on setting up and implementing a training and qualification framework to ensure greater safety and operational efficiency.
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