Togo's 2014 EITI Report covers extractive activities in the country for that fiscal year.
The country is a producer of iron, phosphates, limestone, gravel and sand. Yet social conflicts around revenue redistribution to resource-rich communities and mine rehabilitations have been widespread. The national EITI is expanding outreach to mining communities, including canvassing citizens’ demand for information. The EITI can provide an instrument for tracking enforcement of rules and taxes, monitoring the ongoing updating of the mining cadastre for instance.
The three main taxes and fees imposed on companies operating in the mining sector include corporate income tax, a levy on service providers (retenue sur prestation de services – RSPS) and dividends. The Tax Commissioner (“Commissariat des Impôts) is the main body responsible for collecting and managing taxes paid to the central government. Regional and municipal governments (“communes” and “prefectures”) are responsible for levying and collecting local taxes, but also receive a share of land, waste management and professional taxes as subnational transfers.
Extractives contracts are not published.
Togo is considered a model country in terms of compliance with the EITI Standard. We will continue on the path to full transparency.
Togo has rich deposits of iron, chromite, manganese, bauxite, phosphates and limestone. Abundant mineral resources of phosphates and limestone are found along coastal regions, while other mineral deposits are located inland. Togo has no oil and gas reserves yet but has been conducting seismic surveys.
|Iron||500||million metric tons||Around Basser|
|Chromite||50||thousand metric tons||Around Monts Ahito and of Farende|
|Manganese||15||million metric tons||Around Nayega.|
|Bauxite||1||million metric tons||Around Mont Agou.|
|Phosphates||300||million metric tons||Around Basser|
|Limestones||375||million metric tons||On the coastal sedimentary basins|
Extractives sector governance, through transparency and accountability of state revenues, has become a passion for both governments and for the governed. There is no reason for us to retreat, but rather we can only extend it to other sectors so that the confidence of our populations is complete.
The latest EITI disclosures (2013) show that Togo received USD 37 million from extractive industry taxation. Almost all of these revenues came from mining, mainly cement (limestone) and phosphates. Revenues were mainly collected through corporate income tax (22%), levy on service providers (retenue sur prestation de services – RSPS) (20%) and dividends (11%). A new tax for local communities was recently introduced.
Regional and municipal governments (“communes” and “prefectures”) manage only small local taxes, but also receive shares of land, waste management and professional taxes as subnational transfers. The Customs and Direct Taxes Department levies customs duties and penalties and remits a share of these to WAEMU (UEMOA) and ECOWAS (CEDEAO). All other revenues are managed by the Tax Commissioner (“Commissariat des Impôts”).
The EITI encourages multi-stakeholder groups to explore innovative approaches to make the EITI more relevant and useful.
While no contracts are currently disclosed, in 2014 the government stated its intention to publish all contracts and licenses. Togo is also upgrading its mining cadastre system.
Togo includes commercial groundwater and mineral commodity trading in the scope of EITI reporting.
Togo participated in the beneficial ownership pilot in 2015.
EITI is updating its work plan, including follow up on recommendations from EITI reporting. Dissemination of the 2013 EITI Report is ongoing and should reach five administrative regions and 22 mining communities in 2016.
The government published Presidential Decree 2010-028 on 19 April 2010, establishing the mandate and responsibilities of its two-tier EITI implementation structure. The National Supervisory Council (“Conseil national de supervision”) chaired by the Prime Minister provides strategic and political direction to EITI implementation. The Steering Committee (“Comité de pilotage”) chaired by the Minister of Mines and Energy is the effective multi-stakeholder group.
The Annual Progress Report provides an overview of all EITI Togo's activities during the past year.
An outline of the steps leading to beneficial ownership disclosure by 1 January 2020.
This EITI Report covers Togo's extractive sector in 2013. It was published in July 2015.
This Togo EITI Validation report was published in Apirl 2013.
This is the Togo EITI 2014-2016 work plan (in accordance with Requirement 1.5).
This EITI Report covers Togo's extractive sector in 2012. It was published in December 2014.
EITI responsibilities: Support EITI implementing countries
Gisela joined the team at the EITI International Secretariat in May 2014. Having worked at the Trinidad and Tobago EITI National Secretariat over the last two years,
EITI responsibilities: Geographic: Francophone Africa. Thematic: state-owned enterprises (SOE) and oil sales, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and mineral smuggling, supreme audit institutions (SAIs)