New Mandate : Paul Biya to increase social projects

President-elect Paul Biya insisted on the “modernization of Cameroon” over the next seven years during his inaugural address.

The Head of State has spurred celerity in the realisation of social projects.

In the  housing sector, for example, He launched the government program to build 10,000 social housing units in 2010 in the cities of Yaounde and Douala.

This has allowed many Cameroonians from all walks of life to have shelter.

In addition, Cameroon – Chinese cooperation led to the construction of additional 1,520 housing units in five secondary cities.

Government Delegates and Mayors of some municipalities also carried out some social housing projects.

The projects are financed by the FEICOM-Land Credit of 10 billion CFAF.

Government has also launched construction projects for 10,000 homes in some regions in need. The project is being executed by an Italian firm Italians.


In terms of health, Cameroon has considerably raised the technical platforms and the building of referral hospitals or specialised hospitals are either complete or in process.

Some of the projects include the Sangmélima referral hospital in the South region as well as others in Garoua, Bafoussam and Bertoua.

The President of the Republic has also emphasised on healthy drinking water in communities.

The road network has also been expanded with the construction and rehabilitation of some major roads including the Yaounde-Douala highway in progress,

Rural electrification is another point of call that the President hammered on. He indicated that the structuring projects (Lom pangar dam, the autonomous port of Kribi, etc.)  will improve the living conditions of the populations.

Advances evoked by Paul Biya

In his inaugural address, the President of the Republic noted that “we have given a new impetus to our major infrastructure projects.” He cited, among other things, the production of energy, the distribution of drinking water and the construction of roads. “Despite the difficult economic situation, many projects have been opened in the fields of health, education and social services,” said Paul Biya. Certainly “significant progress has been made,” he said. Adding that Cameroonians should join hands with him to drive  the country towards emergence.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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