Togo is found on Africa’s west coast and is bordered by Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso. The country is known to be the world’s 4th largest producer of phosphate. As the economy develops, Togo is activating its National Development Plan (NDP) to transform the country in order to boost growth, social inclusion, create jobs, embed environmental sustainability as well as invest in digital technology.
If your organisation is planning to move or expand in Togo, Africa HR Solutions can help you stay fully compliant with local laws. Our solutions include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll solutions, and other HR-related services.
Country Profile - Togo
Population: 7.9 mn
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $7.57 bn
GDP Growth: 4.9%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.9%
Unemployment Rate:1.7 %
Currency: West African CFA franc
Togo is known to be among Africa’s smallest countries. In spite of being the fourth-largest producer of phosphate, Togo is still known to be one of the least developed countries in Africa. The country grows a wide range of cash and subsistence crops namely yams, cassava, corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum, cotton, coffee, and cocoa.
Interesting Facts About Togo
It is one of the smallest countries in all of Africa
The country is surrounded by rich agricultural land that grows cash crops and subsistence crops
It is the world’s fourth-largest producer of phosphate
The country’s greetings consist of a handshake and verbal “Hello” in French (Bonjour), Ewe (Woezo-lo!), Kabiye (Alafia-we), or another tribal language
A traditional dish is ‘Fufu’, consisting of boiled yams and cassava
Public Holidays in Togo
Day of the Martyrs
Assumption of Mary
Anniversary of the failed attack on Lomé
All Saints’ Day
The Prophet’s Birthday
Employment in Togo
Employment agreements in Togo can be in verbal or written formats, though a written version is preferred. The agreement should outline all information regarding monthly wage, hours of work, benefits, compensation, and termination requirements. Employees are entitled to sick, parental, and vacation leaves. While you establish your office in Togo, Africa HR Solutions remain your go-to HR outsourcing partner who knows the local, cultural differences, and market insights of the country, who can guide your strategic decisions and advise you on the best benefit scheme to attract the brightest talents.
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