Cameroon’s lone National Refinery Company, SONARA has been out of service since May 31, 2019 when Some production units went in flames.
The incident notwithstanding, the distribution of fuel products were never grounded neither was there any noticeable shortage of petroleum products on the market.
The National Petroleum Depot, SCDP that is charged with the storage and distribution of petroleum products have ever since continued with the importation, storage and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.
One year after a fire incident gulped part of the Director General of SCDP, Mme Veroninique Mompea says her company has been managing the crises since then.
They ensure the regular supply of petroleum products, and in partnership with other structures including the National Hydrocarbons Price Stabilisation Fund, the prices of petroleum products have remained unchanged.
Since the incident, The Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba who also heads the commission of inquiry setup following the accident has made a number of trips with a stakeholders to the site to evaluate the damage.
Some 25 billion CFAF was projected for the rehabilitation of the refinery.
The project has been shortlisted amongst priority projects in the Presidential plan for reconstruction of the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.