Cotonou and the other towns of Greater Nokoué will change their face with the new advertising display regulations adopted by the Beninese government in the Council of Ministers on September 13, 2023.
The pose “anarchic” et “illegal” of advertising posters in the towns of Greater Nokoué (Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Ouida, Porto-Novo and Sèmè Podji) is at the origin of the new regulations carried out by a decree. According to the council of ministers, “Visual nuisances constitute a public health problem in Benin, especially since their perpetrators, who sometimes deploy them even without any authorization, generally take no action after the events to clean up the environment polluted by them”.
The provisions of the adopted text aim to “prevent the deterioration of the landscape and environmental quality of the urban axes of the towns of Grand NokouIt is”.
Thus, advertising posters are strictly prohibited on:
monuments; street lamp poles used for public lighting; electric and telecommunications poles; public equipment relating to road, maritime, river or air traffic; all other non-approved supports.
The government is giving three months to those responsible for causing visual pollution through their advertising posters to comply with the new rules.
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