Togo: Faure Gnassingbé appoints new ministers in government shuffle

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On September 8, 2023, the President of the Republic of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé issued a decree announcing new appointments within the government. Several new ministers are joining the executive branch, while others are changing their portfolios.

Now, Ministers Yark Damehame and Kodjo Adedzé have been elevated to the rank of Minister of State: General Yark Damehame now serves as the Minister of Water and Village Hydraulics, and Kodjo Adedzé takes on the Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing, and Land Reform. Additionally, the former Minister of Investment Promotion, Kayi Mivedor, assumes the role of Minister of Commerce, Crafts, and Local Consumption.

Among the ousted ministers, notable departures include Minister of State Payadowa Boukpessi and Professor Akodah Ayewouadan.

The appointments are as follows:

– Minister of State, Minister of Water and Village Hydraulics: Brigadier General Damehane Yark
– Minister of State, Minister of Urban Planning, Housing, and Land Reform: Kodjo Sévon Tépé Adedze
– Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization, and Territorial Development: Prefect Hodabalo Awate
– Minister of Communication, Media, and Government Spokesperson: Yawa Kouigan
– Minister of Security and Civil Protection: Ambassador Calixte Batossie Madjoulba
– Minister of Commerce, Crafts, and Local Consumption: Kayi Mivedor
– Minister of Investment Promotion: Manuella Modoukpe Santos
– Minister of Universal Healthcare Access: Jean-Marie Koffi Ewonoule Tessi

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Source : icilome.com