BY SIMON NDIVE KALLA
The Minister of Decentralisation and Local Development, George Elanga Obam, has applauded the Limbe City Council, headed by City Mayor, Motanga Andrew Monjimba, for transforming Limbe with marvelous infrastructures to beautify the city and improve the livelihood of the population.
He made this remarks during a courtesy visit to Limbe, on Saturday, September 19, 2020 while visiting some infrastructures in Limbe, like the Limbe I Council chambers, building to house FEICOM Regional office, ultra modern market site and the Down Beach manufacturing site among others.
“I have very good impression about what I saw this morning while visiting Limbe. There are so many things that the City Mayor is doing that is really fantastic. This is what I want to see wherever I”, the Minister told the press in a chat as he closed the vist.
“You know councils are usually waiting for money coming from the government but what I saw today, I was sincerely happy with”, Minister Obam said.
Reacting to the presence of some Limbe youths who chanted for peace at the sidelines of the Minister’s visit, Minister George Elanga Obam said some compatriots think politics is just fighting, but that, seeing young people singing under the rain that they need peace, means Limbe is special and these are things (peace) a country should seek for, in line with its progress.
Welcoming the Minister of Decentralisation and Local Development, the Mayor of Limbe I Council, Eposi Florence Mbwaye, thanked the Minister for making it possible for the Limbe I Council to operate in the new Council chamber which makes the entire municipality proud.
She said the project was approved for funding to be executed in two phases at the cost of FCFA 445,104,217 for a duration of 12 months. The project constituted a storey building of the Mayor’s cabinet, 26 offices, meeting hall and a deliberation hall.
Eposi Florence also extended her sincere thanks and appreciation to the government for its efforts to boost local development and to foster the policy of Decentralisation.
Quizzed why the Limbe City Council decided to embark on the construction of a new market and a fish market at Down Beach, the City Mayor, Motanga Andrew Monjimba, said Limbe is a growing town and one destined for a bright future, hence befitting market structures are necessities, not luxuries.