Togo receives support from Germany to promote craftsmanship

Togo and Germany have reached an agreement to promote craftsmanship in Togo, a move that is believed to play an active role in unemployment reduction.

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An institutional strengthening agreement was reached between the Togolese permanent council of the chamber of crafts (CP-CRM) and Cologne Chamber of Crafts of Germany in Lome on Thursday.

Kadaring Komi, director in charge of crafts in Togo, and the German ambassador to Togo, Christoph Sander, signed the documentation.

The two parties hope such an agreement will enable institutional building of CP-CRM and enhance national representation of craftsmen in Togo. The competitiveness of small and medium-sized businesses in the West African country will also get a boost.

The partnership project will benefit financing from the German federal minister of economic cooperation and development. This will be achieved through the Foundation for Economic Development and Vocational Training, a German non-profit development agency.

“Handicraft contributes to unemployment reduction, local raw material valorization and to the fight against rural migration as well as to emigration toward overseas,” said Kadaring Komi.
“Handicraft is the crossroad of culture, vocation training and tourism as well as a significant source of income,” he added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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