East region governor, Gregoire Mvongo has taken his commitment to combat illicit drugs from circulating in the area.
To this effect, a huge consignment of drugs has been destroyed.
The counterfeit drugs estimated to cost 80 million were destroyed in Bertoua, in the Lom and Djerem division.
“These are counterfeit drugs which found their way into the sales and consumption circuit” said the governor about the destroyed drugs on the national bilingual daily newspaper, Cameroon Tribune yesterday August 27, 2020.
Prominent amongst the drugs destroyed by the governor and his team, were drugs for injection, tablets of all sorts, solutions and even drugs for local use, revealed the administrator of the regional fund for the promotion of health in the East ergion, Dr. Floribert Mabouli Nkomon.
The public health specialist also expatiated in the columns of the paper that “We want to assure the population that good quality drugs are available at the level of the regional health fund and that we make them available to all health and public facilities in the region”.
Cameroon-info.net reports that some of these drugs were seized in the process of being sold to the local market while others were taken while on transit to the Northern part of the country and other neighbouring countries.
The drugs were gathered and burnt at the HYSACAM landfill in Koume in the presence of the Governor of the region and the regional president of the fight against illicit drugs, Gregoire Mvongo.