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President Paul Biya Declares Tarring of Akwaya Road

The President of the Republic of Cameroon, H.E Paul Biya has remained poised in his strides to develop Cameroon and transform it to an emergent country by 2035. No wonder he has extended his presidential and developmental benevolences to the Akwaya man.

The President has declared the tarring of the Akwaya Road in Manyu Division, South West Region of Cameroon. This declaration was made public to the Manyu Population by one of the President's confidents. Prof. Peter Agbor Tabi, Deputy Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic was bearer of this special message from the Head of State. He made this declaration on Tuesday March 24, 2015 at the Mamfe Town Hall on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the CPDM Party.

The Deputy Secretary General told the Manyu Population, mainly CPDM Militants that he has been instructed by the President to announce to them the tarring project on the Akwaya road. Although he didn't give any specific date as to when the tarring is expected to kick off, he reaffirmed the commit of the Head of State to get it done. He also didn't give any details about the location of the new road. He however reminded the population of the Bamenda-Ekok, Kumba-Mamfe Road Projects one of which is near completion and the other ongoing. Peter Agbor Tabi went on that the President has decided that instead of opening, grading and maintaining the road, it should just be tarred at once.

Everything being equal, if this is done, the Akwaya population in particular and Cameroon in general would have been a step ahead in development. Akwaya, one of the biggest Sub-Divisions in Cameroon in terms of surface area with over 99 Villages is always landlocked, cut off from the rest of the country all year round but even worst in the rainy season. Despite its business potentials, sharing boundary with Nigeria, harbouring numerous natural resources, travelling to Akwaya is a mix of nightmare and torture, frustration and pains. Sometimes, one takes averagely three days under deplorable conditions to get to Akwaya passing through Bamenda, Bafut, Befang, Modele, Benakuma and Baworu with exorbitant costs of transportation. For those who go through Nigeria, it is an entirely different music; they have to bear the pinch of passing through another country to get into their own country, a journey they would have done on a 'Baby's Toy Jeep' if the roads were tarred.

It was little wonder therefore why the population almost clapped their palms to the bones when the declaration of the Akwaya Road Tarring Project was made. However, many still remain skeptical, saying that it may be another Political Maneuver.

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