A headquarters agreement was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 between the Togolese Government and the African Organization for the Development of Centers for the Disabled (OADCPH). The documents were initialed by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration and the Executive Director of the OADCPH.
Through this agreement, the government grants the OADCPH administrative facilities as well as tax and customs exemptions necessary for the execution of its programs and projects on the Togolese territory.
According to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration, Ms. Abra TAY-AFETSE, the development of countries and the well-being of populations in the era of globalization cannot remain the exclusive preserve of the governors. “This work also requires input from non-state actors,” she said.
On his part, the Executive Director of the OADCPH, Mr. Mass Niang, affirmed that this signature of the headquarters agreement is of a very particular importance. “It constitutes recognition by the country’s highest authorities, of our organization’s commitment to the rehabilitation of people with disabilities in Africa,” he said.
Through this agreement, the Organization will promote access to rehabilitation care for more persons with disabilities and their families, improve the quality of care provided to people with disabilities and promote the development and sustainability of rehabilitation services. This through, explains the Executive Director of the OADCPH, “the establishment of an associative purchasing center of orthopedic products and functional rehabilitation; the establishment of a continuing training center for rehabilitation professionals and rehabilitation center managers; follow-up and technical support of the rehabilitation centers “.
Founded in 2011, the African Organization for the Development of Centers for People with Disabilities (OADCPH) is a recognized as a public interest non-governmental organization, gathering eighty (80) structures in thirty (30) countries of French-speaking Africa, English and Portuguese