Within the framework of implementing its program to support communities to fight against drugs use in Togo, the Alliance Nationale des Consommateurs et de l’Environnement(ANCE-Togo) in collaboration with National Anti-drug Committee had organized thank to the technical and financial support of CADCA based in USA, the establishment of anti-drug coalitions in Agbalépédogan and Kélégougan in Lomé.
The executives’ bureaux of two communities’ coalitions were established in two districts of Lomé which are Agbalépédogan and Kélégougan
With the financial support of CADCA in the SUA, ANCE is currently supporting two communities in Lomé to establish anti-drug coalitions. To that aim, several trainings have been held with the technical assistance of CADCA’s experts and general assembly meetings were organized to elect the Board of Directors of the two coalitions. During these general assemblies, the draft constitutions were adopted and approved by members, and the members of the Board of Directors were democratically elected.
Before their adoption, the constitution and code of conduct were read articles by articles for amendments. At the end, the documents were validated and adopted unanimously by the assembly which proceeded to the election of the Board of Directors of the two coalitions.
At the end, a bureau of nine (9) members was established in each community for 2 years terms renewable once. The composition of each bureau is as follow:
- (1) president,
- (1) Vice-president,
- (1) Secretary,
- (1) treasurer,
- (1) Public relation officer,
- (1) Human Resources Manager
- (3) advisers.
The executive director of ANCE Dr. EBEH Fabrice and the representatives of Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA) as well as National Anti-Drug Committee (CNAD) representatives expressed their satisfaction for the successfulness of these general assembly meetings and urged the established Board members to work hardly to build strong, healthy and drug free coalitions in Agbalépédogan and Kélégougan communities.