French Ambassador, Minister Courtes sign 30 Billion worth projects to transform Bamenda

The memorandum of intent signed by Minister Celestine K. Courtesy (L) and French Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E Thierry Marchand to transform Bamenda infrastructurally 

The Minister of Urban Development and Housing Housing, Celestine Ketcha Courtes, and the French Ambassador to Cameroon, His Excellency Thiery Marchand, have visited the city of Bamenda. 

The visit, Thursday April 18th, took place under the auspices of the Capital Regional Program, and its purpose, to reassure the population of Bamenda of the construction and rehabilitation of road infrastructure within the City.

The Capital Regional Program is an important initiative that has been implemented in Cameroon for approximately ten years. It aims at transforming and developing various cities in the country. Bamenda is the latest city to benefit from this program, thanks to the funding provided by the French government through the C2D (the French debt relief fund).

During the visit, the Minister and the Ambassador expressed their optimism about the positive impact the program would have on Bamenda. They acknowledged the efforts made to initiate the program in the city and emphasized the importance of this development for the population. The Minister stated that the program would not only transform the physical infrastructure of Bamenda but also influence the mindset of its residents.

Minister Courtes at the Bamenda City Council 

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development further emphasized that Bamenda deserves to be one of the most beautiful cities in Cameroon. In addition, she called upon the population to collaborate and support the project's realization. She highlighted the employment opportunities that would be created as a result, particularly for girls, women, and young people. She also emphasized that the people of the Northwest region, where Bamenda is located, would be given priority in terms of employment opportunities generated by the project.

Overall, the visit by the Minister of Housing and Urban Development and the French Ambassador to Cameroon on the 30 billion signed project aimed to reassure the population of Bamenda about the ongoing infrastructural development in the city.

Dignitaries at the Regional Assembly 

 It highlighted the significance of the Capital Regional Program and the positive impact it is expected to have on the city's transformation, while also emphasizing the importance of collaboration and local participation in achieving the project's goals.

The 30 billion Francs package is destined towards the complete transformation of Bamenda through infrastructural projects.


Munya Charles Babila

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