Safety Net Project: Bamenda II Council, Quarter-Heads Partner to Foster Development



Bamenda II Mayor Hands Equipment to beneficiary


Some quarter heads of the four villages that make up the Bamenda II Council area have benefitted from rudimentary tools handed by the safety net project of the United Nations Development Program, UNDP.

As part of the recovery program of government, the tools consisting of wheelbarrows, spades, dig axes, rain boats, working gloves, box hammers, iron rods, cement and many others is aimed at revitalizing the community spirit in tackling issues.

Items handed

According to the Mayor, Chenwi Peter, the project seeks to bring back the spirit of working together in communities, ensuring that roads are passable, bridges rehabilitated and other community projects receiving a face lift. This as some areas have become increasingly inaccessible for heavy duty trucks because of the ongoing crisis in the North West Region.

To ensure that the project meets its needs and the beneficiary population receive just the best, the project is implemented with assistance from the Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS.

Cement and Iron planks to be used

The Development Engineer of SHUMAS, Husseni Salle says the quarters were chosen base on their needs and classified in order of want. In some areas, the quarters were grouped to achieved the expected result of the funder.

To each quarter to group of quarters, 1300 Frs will be allocated to them for a period of 60 days as assistance and SHUMAS says the work must not go on for the entire day.


This pilot phase according to the Mayor will touch on all the quarters in Bamenda II subdivision and this pilot phase will be seriously monitored.

On behalf of the Quarter Heads, Chi Valentine of Ntinkak Quarter promised that the items received will be judiciously used to ensure that the expected results are met in 60 days. He called on the council to punish defaulters who fail to put the equipment into use.

As the quarters put the equipment into use including the hand compactor, UNDP has promised to be at the disposal of the council to continue the recovery process. Before now, they had empowered at least 20 farmers with Day old chicks and inputs that they will use to grow the chicks from Day old to the Market.

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Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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