Residents, civil society organizations, and stakeholders in the Bamenda II subdivision have met with the council officials to discuss the way forward in project appropriation and execution.
They met in a town hall meeting that took place over the weekend. The meeting targeted key aspects of development in all sectors within the Bamenda II municipality.
Various representatives of the public inquired how projects are chosen and funded by the council. It was revealed that some villages are not adequately represented in the execution exercise.
Mayor Chenwi Peter in response told the attendees that the council executes projects found in the Council Development Plan. These projects were carefully designed with the aid of quarter heads and the four Fondoms that make up Bamenda II.
Participants at the workshop called on the council to envisage the transformation of waste within the municipality into biogas, manure, and even tiles like it’s done in other municipalities.
In response, the Mayor saluted the proposal though he, however, noted that waste management and disposal are under the auspices of the Bamenda City Council. Nonetheless, he has promised to look deeper into this sector especially as waste is accumulated by the waste disposal company, HYSACAM.
As concerns public disorder, the bike riders syndicate cried foul to the several harassments suffered at the hands of police officers for non-acquisition of driver’s licenses. Their plea was for the council to assist them to acquire these precious documents.
A plea Mayor Chenwi says is timely though the fundamental issue, he cited, is the fact that most bike riders don’t have birth certificates. This he said makes it difficult to acquire licenses without ID cards.