"In 5 years, Togo recorded 28% growth in its livestock, and to obtain and consolidate such results, it is necessary to control all animal diseases," he pleaded in Lome on Friday at the occasion of equipment acquisition from the World Bank Group.
120 motorcycles, 8 vehicles, laboratory and office equipment were then received by the Minister Ouro-Koura Agadazi as part of the project to strengthen animal disease surveillance system (REDISSE) funded over $ 10.5 billion by the World Bank between 2017 and 2023.
The equipment cost 280 million CFA francs and will enable Togo to strengthen the surveillance system for infectious diseases in Togo.
"The rolling stock will be distributed to agents throughout the territory to conduct surveillance in order to be able to report in real time to possibly take action to stop or eradicate any health crisis that will occur in any corner in the country, " said Minister Agadazi.
The government and the World Bank Group have clearly understood that early diagnosis must be strengthened so that its underlying diseases can be quickly detected and suppressed.
The country is also willing to implement an effective early warning system and strengthen surveillance of animal diseases.