Togo - Local government

Togo is divided into five administrative regions—Maritime, Plateaux, Centrale, Kara, and Savanes—each supervised by an inspector. The regions are subdivided into 30 prefectures and 4 sub-prefectures. Inspectors and prefects are appointed by the president. The prefectures have elected councils. The prefectures and sub-prefectures are subdivided into cantons. Togo's first direct local elections were held on 5 July 1987.

A policy of decentralization has been undertaken in Togo, and local communities comprise 30 communes, 9 of them "fully independent" with an elected mayor, and 21 "semi-independent" with the prefect acting as mayor. Communes have popularly elected municipal councils.

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Jul 9, 2019 @ 7:19 pm
I want the article for my class report . actually I am a civil engineer in Japan working on the development of regional planning for developing countries and It is an opportunity for me to read about the decentralization system in Togo .

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