Inferno at Bamenda Main Market: Evaluation of damage commences Wednesday

Remains of the Bamenda Main Market

Evaluation for the level of damage of shops that went up in flames at the Bamenda main market commences on Wednesday 28th February 2024.

According a release signed by Mezam SDO, Simon Emile Mooh, the evaluation will be carried out on site beginning 10am.

Some 300 shops according to North West Governor were razed to ashes in the evening of Thursday 22nd February 2024.

The North West Chief Executive promised that proper inventory will be done and those affected compensated.

 The Observer's perspective

The nuance according to the release of the SDO stems from the fact that some of those who run the market stalls are not the owners at the level of the council.

This is because people pay exorbitant amounts of money to own stalls and further sublet them at higher amounts to those who carryout the business.

It is incumbent on the Mezam administration and the office of the City Mayor to ensure that only those who were affected are compensated, owner of a stall or not.

The stall owners will also want to know when the reconstruction works are going to begin as they start to pick the pieces of their lives together.


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