The National Coordinator of the presidential plan for the reconstruction and development of the North West and South West regions of Cameroon has said works to reconstruct areas destroyed in the course of the Anglophone crisis will begin where there is “…a reasonable level of security…”.
Paul Tasong was speaking on Monday in Bamenda.
According to the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Economy, government’s reconstruction plan is to permanently put an end to pains inflicted on individuals and companies that have suffered the effects of military/Amba confrontations.
To the National Coordinator of the reconstruction plan, representatives of the seven divisions would in the course of his stay in Bamenda explain to him priority areas where reconstruction work should start.
In response, Paul Achobong, Bamenda City Mayor called for a perfect reconstruction of the Bamenda/Bafoussam road, construction of a befitting football stadium in Bamenda and government’s financial compensation of teachers of the private sector who have been rendered jobless since the beginning of the Anglophone crisis in 2016.
Ngwagogho Lawrence, Mayor of the Bafut Council told the press that: “I will like the reconstruction work to start in schools in my municipality. Pupils and students have been denied their fundamental rights of education for so long and it’s detrimental to their future “.
Paul Tasong’s sensitization tour in the North West region comes at a time separatist fighters have called for a lock down to paralyse the move.
To some people in the North West, no real reconstruction plan can take place when fighting is still on. To them, government should start by resolving the crisis.
It should be noted that the government of Cameroon in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have allocated close to FCFA 90 billion to reconstruct the Anglophone regions.
Mimi Mefo Info