The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji has supervised the distribution of President Paul Biya’s humanitarian assistance package to internally displaced persons in Makenene in Mbam and Inoubou in the Centre Region.
During the distribution, the Minister assured the population of IDPs from the North West and South West regions that local administrative authorities have been told to facilitate the registration their children in government schools without any fees as instructed by the President of the Republic, Paul Biya.
Smiles of joy, hope and comfort could be perceived on the face of Ngum Carine, a nursing mother with two other children. She had been sleeping on the floor for about a year since she escaped the crisis.
Just like her, other 450 displaced families received; a mattress, 2 blankets, three bags of 5kg of rice, five bottles of oil, two buckets, 10 cubes of soap and 10 tins of sardines offered by the Presidential couple.
The Minister of Territorial Administration also provided means of transportation for the IDPs to transport the goods to their homes.
Paul Atanga Nji said confidence building measures amongst others are to put in place to ensure a quick return to peace in the restive regions so that he will come again to take the IDPs back to their regions of origin.
He also indicated that besides aid, government has plans to empower the internally displaced persons to begin income generating activities once they return to their homes.
He message of hope and faith was received with applause from the IDPs who say they are warmly hosted by the people of Makenene.