The nation of Cameroon has once again manifested national solidarity towards nationals affected by a crisis. Less than two week after the Prime Minister Head of Government Philemon Yang launched the Government Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Plan for the North West and South regions, in Yaounde, Cameroonians in five regions have been mobilised funds.
The plan that will be partly financed through donations made by Cameroonians through national solidarity programme is currently bearing fruits. About 647 million CFA francs have already been raised by Cameroonians in five regions.
Donations from the NW/SW Elite
The fund raising for the Government Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Plan for the North West and South West regions was launched on 21st June 2018 by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Philemon Yang in Yaounde.
The elite of the North West and South West set the pace for the fundraising operation in during a ceremony at the Yaounde Town Hall. During the event, the members of government, the elite of the two regions and other from different social strata mobilised an estimated 230 million CFA francs.
Donations from other regions
Subsequently, other regions joint the trail. The Littoral regions took the cue to support victims in the two English-speaking regions with a donation of the sum of 229,437,500 CFA francs.
The South also joined the national solidarity plan and mobilised about 120 million FCFA. During a ceremony in the Adamawa to assist victims in the North West and South West regions more than 22 million FCFA was collected. In the North about 45 million FCFA was donated.
Besides the funds collected on the spot, some people made pledges and others continue to donate financially to the ad hoc committee charged with the implementation of the 18 months plan.
The relieve plan that estimated at CFAF 12.7 billion targets some 74,994 internally displaced persons and those who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
The priority of the Government Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Plan is the provision after shelter, basic amenities sanitation and education.