Cameroon’s efforts towards achieving zero hunger, checking gender inequalities and ensuring school feeding, food security and nutrition amongst others are on the limelight this week as the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Special Advisor on Maternal, Child Health Issues, Women Empowerment and Girl Child Education, Princess Sarah Zeid undertakes a working visit to Cameroon.
During the visit, the WFP envoy will meet top Government Officials to evaluate the work done and plan for the future.
A Charged Programme for Princess Sarah Zeid
Princess Sarah Zeid arrived Cameroon on Sunday, October 30, 2022 and was received on behalf of the Minister of External Relations by the Director of United Nations and Decentralised Cooperation, Ebenezer Mouandjo Mouandjo. The UN System was represented by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Dr Phanuel Habimana, the WFP Representative in Cameroon, Wanja Kaaria.
This October 31, 2021, the Minister of External Relations, Mbella Mbella granted audience to the WFP Envoy who explained her mission to Cameroon.
From the External Relations Ministry, Princess Sarah Zeid met with the Minister of Agriculture and that of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development.
Next stop on November 1 is the Ministry of Public Health, then basic education and finally, the Prime Minister’s Office.
The August guest will also get to exchange with women especially rural women to take count of their challenges and how the WFP could further assist them.
The WFP Advisor will amongst other things, go over to Maroua in thebFar North Region, one of the zones where the WFP is carrying out its crisis response.
She will specifically visit Zamai and the Minawao camp.
After Maroua, Princess Sarah Zeid returns to Yaounde to meet the Minister of Women Empowerment and the Family and that of Social Affairs.
She will also visit WFP offices in the country before ending her sojourn in Cameroon on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi