Some Buea residents have reacted angrily to constant extortion, and lack of efficient measures in place to fight Covid-19 by authorities.
The city and Limbe, situated in Cameroon’s restive South West Region have recorded at least four coronavirus cases and one death from the deadly disease.
“I had to buy a hand sanitizer for the DO to get my document signed” a Buea resident speaks out on ordeal of some public service users
“I am an inhabitant of Buea. Before you get your document certified at the DO’s office in Buea, you must pay FCFA 5000 for the DO to use and buy sanitizer and liquid soap as they claim. The most disgusting thing is that no hand sanitizer has been put outside for us to wash our hands but a “dirty looking cube” of soap for handwashing. Also, I thought the government was going to help us fight this pandemic but we, the citizen of Cameroon have been left to fight the pandemic and being exploited by the government we look up to. At the end of it all, we pay high traffic sport fare, buy mask very expensive, buy hand sanitizer very expensive etc to fight the Covid-19. How can this fight be effective with all the financial burden on us with the government doing nothing to help us get out of this? They rather victimise us and get more money from us with the poverty level we all know in Cameroon.Please, help make this public with an annonymous source”.
The Buea DO’s office has not yet commented.
(C) Mimi Mefo Info