(First and foremost, Togo) - Togo, formally the Togolese Republic, is a West African country. Benin is to the east,  Ghana is to the west, and Burkina Faso is to the north. The state stretches south to the Gulf of Guinea, with Lomé as its capital and major city. Togo is among Africa's smallest countries, with a population of over 8 million people, and one of the world's narrowest countries, with a width of less than 115 kilometers (71 miles) separating Ghana and Benin, which is also extremely thin, apart from its northern regions.

From 1972 until 2006, Togo was classified as "Not Free," then from 2007 to the present, it has been classified as "Partially Free." In a country where human rights violations are rampant, the government's daring move to establish a bus service with high-quality buses will undoubtedly become a source of convenience and increased transportation options. The Société des Transports de Lomé (SOTRAL) in Togo would increase its automobile inventory as part of a CFA15 billion treasury investment.

The proposal, which was presented by the minister of transportation, will allow SOTRAL to receive new vehicles, primarily MAN buses, within a few months. This initiative encourages the govt's fifth sector, which intends to "make Togo a services and logistics center in the sub-region." The additional buses would enable the firm to expand its service region in different locations throughout the state.

Last June, the head of transportation, Affoh Atcha-Dédji, paid a visit to the MAN headquarters in Lomé. He might be able to see a sample bus model that SOTRAL is anticipating at the time.