The inauguration of the Séméré dam

16 January 2015

The association Le Coeur de Nouricia officially inaugurated the Séméré dam in the municipality of Ouaké during its mission to Benin in November 2014. The inauguration was attended by the mayor of Ouaké and by approximately a hundred villagers.

The project funded by the Addax and Oryx Foundation aimed to repair and improve the dam to meet the water needs of the population and improve the local economy, whilst contributing to the ecological and economic balance of the region.

Since becoming operational in February 2014, the dam has been functioning well and has been kept clean by the villagers. The market-gardening areas are well kept and have expanded with young farmers starting new market-gardening activities.