The Governors of the ten regions of Cameroon are poised to ensure the safety of their people and their property during the end of year period, into 2024 and onwards.
The Governors took the commitment during their second bi-annual meeting from December 19 to 20, 2023.
Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji chaired the reunion.
Major Points Raised
Discussions during the two-day conclave centred on security, socio-economic and infrastructure issues.
Under security matters, the resurgence of attacks in the North West and South West Regions and kidnappings in the Adamawa Region were raised with the Governors of the regions indicating that considerable calm had returned.
Transhumance security risks were also raised by the Governor of the East Region.
The proliferation of artisanal arms, drug abuse amongst students and cyber criminality came into the spotlight with measures to curb them discussed.
Natural disasters like floods and landslides were also highlighted.
At the socio-economic level, the problem of constant power outages, and water and fuel shortage were on the discussion table.
Hikes in food prices and poor social climate in companies with salary issues were also looked into as well as the delayed salary of some newly recruited government teachers.
Futhermore, the delay in the indemnization of people forced to move from their original houses were brought up.
As concerns infrastructure, the degradation of roads, delay in the execution of projects and even the abandonment of some projects were frowned at.
At the end of the day, the Territorial Administration Minister exhorted the Governors to look into the people’s problems and solve them so as to ensure a peaceful coexistence.
The Second Bi-annual Conference of Regional Governors ended on a good note with the Minister of Territorial…
He also indicated that all recommendations arrived at will be forwarded for implementation.
Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi