Mayor Paul Achobong targets initial cause for eventual peace in Bamenda

Mayor Paul Achobong (Mayor Bamenda City Council)

Paul Achobong Mayor to Bamenda City Council plans to target the root cause of the socio-political unrest in the North West region as a means to solve the crisis which has morphed into an armed conflict.

During the first ordinary session of the City Council for the year of 2021, Wednesday March 31, amongst several things disccused, the Mayor thinks constructing a modern road for the region will soften the hearts of city dwellers and eventually restore peace and tranquillity in the region.

"We have to note that this problem we are facing in this region was caused by the issue of bad roads. I remember at City Chemist some years back when people gathered complaining about the bad roads Bamenda has. If we give Bamenda a very good road, I think peace will eventually take its course." Mayor Paul Achobong hinted

A cross section of City Councilors

The road construction project on-going in Bamenda, is funded by the World Bank and as stated, it is expected to cover 16 meters. To the Mayor, and by a motion moved by City Councillors, the road will be extended to thirty meters to suit the present era.

"So much resistance and complications have been faced during the road project, as at now, works by the SDO are ongoing to resolve them. We have to construct a very good road for ," Mayor hinted

The council has been bent on clearing the waste around town, doing studies for eventual construction of roads in town, adjusting the budget of last year to suit the present context and devising means to curb urban disorder particulary bikes which have attained a reasonable level of success.

Based on the issue of electricity, negotiations are on to transfer the already purchased transformer to be installed in ENEO distribution center in Bamenda.

All 29 City Councillors and officials present have been urged to brave the odds, support the construction works in Bamenda particularly the road leading to Mankon Palace.

Simon Emile Moh in his closinh remarks encourage all to respect barrier measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus which has taken another face now.

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