Cameroon Concord's Arrey Echi Agbor-Ndakaw reported from Yaounde that the President Biya gang are now approaching development with anger!! After 31 years as Head of State, our European political desk was divided over our Arrey Echi's take on the prevailing situation in Cameroon. Read Arrey Echi in this soul-searching flat write-up.
The deplorable conditions of road infrastructure in Cameroon has been the concern of citizens. The dustiness of the roads has been a prime cause of some air borne diseases such as flu aka catarrh and cough especially during the dry season. Mud and poor drainage which leaves the roads slippery and watery has been a persistent thorn in the flesh during heavy rains. Furthermore, many lament the absence of good transport network linking our main towns and cities with other neighbouring countries which would help curb economic stagnation and booster trade.
Inside sources deep within the ruling CPDM party have revealed that this cry will soon be a thing of the past. This is especially true when one takes into consideration the laudable initiative of the government to rehabilitate all old roads and create new ones. A few years back, the Bamenda- Mamfe road was rehabilitated which has greatly enhanced transportation for the people in this region and it is said that plans are in progress to construct the Mamfe-Kumba high way. This news has been greeted with a lot of euphoria in the South West region as not only will it ease trade but it will also save the people using this road especially during the rainy season the agony of spending days on the road.
In big cities like Douala and Yaoundé, old roads are being rehabilitated and new ones created all in a bid to improve urban transportation network and reduce careless accidents often caused by reckless drivers and death traps passing for roads. For the past few months, Yaoundé municipality has witnessed a beehive of activities in its main roads and those in residential areas. Roads are being expanded and flyovers are emerging. The goal is not only to provide citizens with good roads, but also to help reduce traffic jams and put Yaounde among the African cities genuinely answering the urban questions. Certainly, the plans behind the fresh impetus are being slowly implemented and it is hoped that from the big cities more feathers will be gained for the cap by reaching the rural areas and villages.