Yaounde-Cameroon:Government sets aside FCfa 810 million as compensations to locals affected by the construction of the Nsimalen motorway

President Paul Biya and the Auto Route Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport

The Cameroonian government has just made available to the populations of the Mfoundi department (Central region), whose properties were on the outline of the Yaoundé-Nsimalen motorway, an envelope of FCfa 810 million as compensations. “The government has chosen to gradually make payments, depending on the availability of funds but also the progress of the work”, the Mfoundi Prefect, Jean Claude Tsila, specified.

The Yaoundé-Nsimalen motorway, which will stretch over 20 km between the centre of the capital and the Yaoundé-Nsimalen international airport, will cross three departments in the Central region. Only the populations of the Mfoundi department, where the capital is located, remain to be compensated.

The launch of the payments for the compensations of the Mfoundi populations to be expropriated as part of the above-mentioned motorway project, comes only a few weeks after the imprisonment, in two stages, of about twenty people who managed the compensations file of the populations living on the site hosting the deep water port of Kribi.

They are accused of having falsified the list of people to be compensated as part of this infrastructure project. Indeed, at the moment of paying the compensations, several people stepped up to denounced the presence in said lists of unknown people, when many of the true local residents were forgotten.


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