Cameroon/ Local development: Minepat grants F2.2 billion to 7 communes

Published on 04/03/2024 | La rédaction


On February 29 in Yaoundé, the Minister of the Economy, Allamine Ousmane Mey, signed agreements with the various parties involved.

Boost local development by providing decentralized local authorities with the necessary resources. This was the aim of the agreements signed on February 29 by the Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey, and the municipal magistrates of seven of Cameroon's communes.These are the communes of Fokoue, West region, Kribi 1st, South region, Nkongsamba 2nd, Littoral region, Ngaoundéré 3rd, Adamaoua region, Nitoukou, Centre region, Tournoya, North region and Tubah, North-West region.

Objectives of the agreements

The aim of the documents initialled on Wednesday is to build demonstration structures using the Himo technique, i.e. high labor intensity. The aim is to generate 1,520 jobs, develop the technical skills of unskilled workers in building and public works, and make the most of locally available materials. The work includes the rehabilitation and maintenance of earth roads, and the construction of social housing and stores.The aim is to turn decentralized local authorities into veritable poles of growth and economic and social development at regional and local level.

It should be noted that this partnership between the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development and the seven communes is in line with the guidelines of the national development strategy 2020-2030.


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