AFCON 2021: PM tasks councils to beautify cities

AFCON 2021: PM tasks councils to beautify cities

Prime Minister, Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute on July 30, 2021 chaired a meeting to evaluate the readiness of the country to host the African football jamboree.

Cameroon is heightening preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON Total Energies 2021 that the country will host starting from January 2022. To ensure that every aspect is meticulously prepared, the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute since July 28, 2021 started with partial evaluation of the preparations with focus on tourism and leisure, diplomatic and consular exigencies and draws for the competition. The aim of the partial evaluation is to ensure coherence and pertinence of all actions undertaken by stakeholders.

Prime minister Joseph Dion Ngute

On Friday, July 30, 2021, the Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute still in the auditorium of the Prime Minister’s Office, chaired another partial evaluation meeting. Focus was on the role that local councils could play in beautifying and contributing to the cleanliness of host cities, measures taken to ensure cultural animation and transportation.

Talking about the measures taken to ensure the cleanliness of the country’s towns and cities, especially those that will host sites of the competition, the Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Célestine Ketcha Courtes enumerated a series of actions. She said the ministry has embarked on the operation she calls “Clean Cities”. Ahead of the AFCON, the Clean Cities concern five cities, Yaounde, Douala, Limbe, Garoua and Bafoussam that will host sites of the competition and the intention is get them ready by December 2021 considering that the competition begins in January 2022.

Minister Ketcha Courtes also disclosed that the Ministry is carrying out activities with mayors to get them really get committed to keep the cities clean by enabling the entire population join the cleanliness bandwagon.

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