Bamenda City Mayor matches words with action, suspends market tolls

The Mayor of the Bamenda City Council Paul Achobong has suspended the payment of rents and market tolls for the next two months

In an interview with The Observer, the Mayor says the markets affected are the Main Market, Food market, Ntarikon market and Nkwen market .

Traders in the above markets will not pay rents for the months of April and May. The 100frs tickets paid by petit traders have also been suspended for the same period.

Bamenda City Council Mayor

Accourding to Paul Achobong the reason for the decision stems from the fact that with the outbreak of the anglophone crisis, traders in the city of Bamenda have gone through hard times with lockdowns every now and then added to Ghost towns on Mondays

The measure is also to help traders cope with the difficult times posed by the Advent of the Coronavirus pandemic that is affecting major cities worldwide

"I should make it clear here that this decision does not affect all the markets of the Bamenda City Council area but those under my control. Others are controlled by  the sub divisional mayors so I call on the Mayors of BDA 1,2, and 3 to follow my footsteps and help traders in the markets under thier control" Achobong added

As part of efforts to fight the spread of the Coronavirus in the city of Bamenda, the council has been systematically cleaning up some major streets and markets for the last two weeks

There was also the disinfection of some markets and streets on Friday 3 of April 2020


Thomas Mokum

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  1. That's good initiative, but what about those who's bikes were ceased by military?