Communications: Japan Grants over 725m CFAF for CRTV Equipment Renewal

The Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) will soon have more state-of-the-art equipment to satisfy its audience across the country and beyond.

This is thanks to a grant accord worth 725million CFAF obtained through the Japanese International Corporation Agency for the renewal of the CRTV’s equipment which has been signed between the governments of Cameroon and Japan.

Speaking during the signing ceremony in Yaoundé this Tuesday July 27, 2021, the ministers of Communications, that of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousman Mey said the gesture will improve the quality of programmes produced by CRTVat a time when the country is fine tuning preparations for the 2021 AFCON.

The Japanese Ambassador to Cameroon, His Excellency Tsutomu Osawa expressed the readiness of his country to continue supporting Cameroon by providing communication tools essential to have informed citizens.

Cameroon Japan cooperation
Cameroon Japan cooperation

For decades, Japan has been a major actor in supporting Cameroon’s development.

In 1990, Japan participated in the extension of the radio network in the towns of Bertoua, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Garoua, Douala and Buea which enabled the stations receive their first transmitters.

Later in 2007, Japan was active in the restoration of the FM radio equipment of the National Station and four regional stations, namely Ngaoundere, Maroua, Yaoundé and Ebolowa.

Other Japanese cooperation in Cameroon also include;
– 1 billion 242 million in medical donation for the fight against COVID19
– 1 billion to boost agriculture
– Japanese schools
– a community center of artisanal fishing in Kribi of 9000m2
– the construction of roads and other infrastructural projects.

Bruno Ndonwie Funwie

Elvis Teke

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

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