After last Friday’s tragedy that befell Cameroon, the Minister of Transport came out again to talk about the incident.
Since the occurrence of the train accident in Eséka last Friday, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, Minister of Transport (MINTRANSPORT) suffered lightning of public opinion against him having denied the information that the train derailed. After the interview with Canal 2 International, the MINTRANSPORT spoke with the national daily Cameroon Tribune. The exchange is reported in its edition of October 24, 2016.
On the question of what the MINTRANSPORT intends to do to prevent such incidents, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o replied: “I intend to hold a meeting early in the week. With Camrail we do a debriefing with the aim to prevent and avoid this kind of accident in the future. But security zero risk does not exist. As we had a derailed train in Cameroon, it can happen elsewhere. But this is not a reason to do nothing. We will learn from what happened. “
Regarding the resumption of intercity travel, he says “Camrail has proved to be a good company. The company has put in place all the wagons that fell into ravines and officials are determined to restore the faster track conditions and therefore traffic. A technical team of specialists came from Paris to enhance workflow. They did not give a date, but for many reasons and especially in their interest, the restoration of circulation should be done as soon as possible. Maybe in this week probably. “