Press Review of September 20, 2022

Amongst the many headlines featuring on newspapers this September 20, 2022, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth Il takes prominence. Other front page stories include the humanitarian assistance from Cameroon’s Head of State, demolition of the Nkoabang market and squabbles with the Urban transport operator Yango.

Cameroon’s Prime Minister makes strong presence at Queen’s funeral

Cameroon’s Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute, special envoy of President Paul Biya to the official funeral of late British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II made an imposing presence at the funeral.
He was accompanied by the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of corporation with the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayo.
The Queen was buried this Monday September 19, 2022, at the Windsor Castle in England.

The national bilingual daily “Cameroon Tribune” and “the Guardian Post” newspapers present this story on pages 2 and 5 respectively.

Flood Victims Receive Presidential Assistance

The minister of Territorial administration, Paul Atanga Nji was in Kousseri, Far North region this September 19, 2022, to donate a consignment of presidential aid to flood victims.

He distributed diverse basic need items to some 240 flood affected families who are already on rehabilitation sites. Read more of this story on pages 5 , 3 and 3 of the Cameroon Tribune, the Guardian Post and “Le Soir” newspapers.

Yango: A threat to local transporters
The arrival on the market of the urban transport operator Yango, increases the discontent of taxi drivers who complain of unfair competition.
The taxi drivers say the prices charged by the new operator Yango are far below the price list. The Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Masséna Ngallé Bibehe, has asked Yango to comply with the regulations implemented.
More of this story on page 5 of the Econews newspaper.

Labour Minister awards some meritorious PROMETAL staff

Some 279 outstanding workers of Cameroon’s leading Steel and Metallurgy Company, PROMETAL, received labour medals from the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Grégoire Owona.
They were distinguished for upholding values like perseverance, patience and self sacrifice while executing their duties. The medal award ceremony took place on Thursday September 15, 2022.
Read more of this story on page 12 of the Guardian Post newspaper.

Demolition in Nkoabang: The Disarray of Traders

“Le Jour” on pages 2 and 3 this morning focuses on the disarray of some traders in Nkoabang.
The demolition of some portions of the Nkoabang market, following the instructions of the Mayor of Nkoabang municipality, Jean François Odingui has left the traders in a state of disorganisation.
The demolition took place on Thursday September 14, 2022.
This was to pave the way for traders to to relocate to the new market, constructed by the municipality.

Ngoran Rebecca (Intern)

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