Security: North West Governor salutes population for relative calm

Governor Adolphe Lele LAfrique talking to the Press

The Governor of the North West Region has saluted the population for their increased collaboration with the defense and security forces in 2023.

Adolphe Lele LAfrique was speaking at his residence after watching the Head of state's address to the nation on December 31st.

The Governor was elated that more and more green zones are emerging in the region under the watch of Administrative Authorities.

"There have been a lot of improvements in the security of the population thanks to the professionalism of our defense and security forces and the increasing collaboration of the population with the security forces to bring more green zones in the remote areas of the North West Region.

"I will therefore, after the head of state launch a call to the North West population to increase their collaboration with the security and defense forces to shun the perpetrators of disorder in our various communities." Governor Lele LAfrique told the Press.

President Paul Biya's New Year's Eve address called on those perpetrating violence in the North West and South West Regions to down their arms and join the Disarmament, Demobilisation and reintegration centres. 

Paul Biya President of the Republic addressing the Nation 

President Paul Biya however noted that with the increased collaboration with the defense forces, projects aimed at developing the North West and South West Regions under the Presidential plan for the reconstruction and development of the said regions will be fast-tracked.

In other aspects concerning the region, Paul Biya highlighted that works on the Bamenda-Babadjou road has seen a tremendous improvement and work will continue in 2024. 

The Babadjou-Matazem stretch has been completed meanwhile works on the Matazem-Bamenda stretch is ongoing.

The President also announced that other gaint projects will be commissioned in 2024 like the Nachtigal dam and the Lom-pangar hydroelectric dam to cut electricity shortage witnessed in the country. This will be adding to the 44000 solar panels installed in the three Northern regions in 2023, providing 40 percent of the electricity needs of the regions.

In relation to water, President Biya announced that the water production capacity has been improved in Yaounde and the project will be commissioned in 2024 meanwhile the project to provide portable water to the Economic capital of Douala is well on course.

Concerning the education sector, the President announced that an envelope of 102 billion has been previewed to pay advancements and arrears of teachers in 2024 up from the 75 billion paid in 2023.

In total, the President announced that the growth rate of the country was at 3.5 percent while inflation stood at 6.7 percent in 2023.


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