By John Ikani
Members of Togo Parliament have passed a resolution geared towards making a formal bid for membership of the Commonwealth.
Heritage Times gathered that the resolution to join the Commonwealth – a group of mainly former British colonies – was passed on Friday.
The resolution asked the Government to submit its application for Commonwealth membership at the bloc’s next summit in Rwanda in June.
What you should know
Togo embarked on the process of joining the Commonwealth in 2014.
The country is already a member of the Economic Organisation of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Organisation of La Francophonie – a group of French-speaking countries that are mostly former French colonies.
“Togo is not leaving the Francophonie. It will only strengthen the English teaching programmes and reactivate other partnerships,” the privately-owned Icilome news website quoted speaker of parliament Yawa Tsegan as saying.