Togo is preparing to organize legislative and regional elections in the coming months. No date has yet been announced for these deadlines, but the independent national electoral commission is preparing. Since Saturday, the electoral census has started in the communes of zone 1, the first of the 3 zones of Togo.
With our correspondent in Lomé, Peter Dogbe
Zone 1 mainly includes the municipalities of the maritime region. The operations are to last eight days there. All persons of both sexes aged 18 and enjoying their civic rights can enlist. In Lomé and its surroundings, the operation began with some difficulty on Saturday, due to a delay in the delivery of census equipment, a problem finally resolved.
But the computers break down regularly, noted a member of the Nubueke civil society association, which causes delays.
From Saturday evening, after the first day of enlistment, the dynamics for the majority of the people listed several grievances. Including the delay in the delivery of materials and the malfunctioning of machines. She asks the CENI to start by considering the possibility of extending the period planned for the census operations in this zone 1, which must end next Saturday.