By DOH JAMES SONKEY
Road infrastructures in Cameroon came under meticulous review last December 27 and 30, 2019 at the conference hall of the Emergence Building in Yaounde, during a two-day series of meetings between Public Works Minister, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi and officials of road construction companies and control missions.
Minister Nganou Djoumessi who was accompanied by the Secretary of State to the Minister of Public Works, Armand Ndjodom, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Works, Urbain Noel Ebang Mve and other close collaborators chaired the meetings that saw the review of a host of projects.
Speaking at the occasion, the Minister said such meetings which have become a tradition at the Ministry of Public Works is intended to measure the evolution of road infrastructures under execution in the country in order to eliminate obstacles encountered in the field of action.
The Public Works boss told the officials of construction companies and control missions that “Cameroon is ready to construct its roads, so all stakeholders in the process must do their best to ensure better organisation. To that effect, we have put in place the enabling environment here at the services of the Ministry of Public Works through the publication of the engineer’s guide for follow up. I insist on the need to come out with a plan for completion of projects, especially for those to be completed in the days ahead and an execution calendar for on-going projects in the country.”
Minister Nganou Djoumessi and his close collaborators at each time listened keenly to presentations done by all those executing road infrastructure projects in the country and from time to time, stopped them to give some recommendations, take decisions and congratulate companies which despite some constraints still have confidence in the State of Cameroon.
The series of meetings was kick-started by a presentation on the Yaounde-Douala double carriage way project, which started in October 2014 and its level of realisation now is rated at 74% while deadline consumption is rated at 93%.