The Governments of Togo and Dahomey have co-operated in a joint agency which will administer a new power system in the two countries.
GV PAN ACROSS power installation
CU Danger sign
SV Officials being welcomed to opening ceremony
GV Mr. Ayite Mivedor (dark suit) cutting ribbon with Captain Andre Atchode
SV Officials touring power plant
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Background: The Governments of Togo and Dahomey have co-operated in a joint agency which will administer a new power system in the two countries.
The agency, the community Electrique du Benin, (CEB) held its inaugural ceremony last Thursday (24 July).
It is the result of an international agreement between Ghana, Togo and Dahomey, under which Ghana is supplying power from its Volta River generating stations to its two neighbours.
After two years of negotiation, transmission lines were constructed to cross the Ghana-Togo border at Lome and the Togo-dahomey border at Cotonou. Power was sent through the system for the first time at switch-on ceremony at Akosombo in Ghana in December, 1972.
The project was largely financed by Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, which also provided technical assistance.