On November 11, 2016, Louis Paul Motaze, the Minister of the Economy, made a descent on the construction site of the Ebolowa Industrial Complex (CIE). The MINEPAT said it was his job to take stock of the state of progress of the complex. 85% is the overall rate of progress of the works, according to MINEPAT, who pointed out that despite the fact that the work has been seriously delayed, it is today making a real breakthrough.
It was alongside J. Ravi Kumar, the Honorary Consul of India in Cameroon, that the MINEPAT visited 3 hectares of the complex on which a tractor assembly line, a unit Spare parts storage, an administrative block and a training center for tractor operators, to name a few. These various works are in fact the fruit of the rice-maize convention signed on 29 April 2009 with India. This agreement stipulates the supply and assembly of 1000 tractors.
On this point Louis Paul Motaze underlined that the will of the Government, which by this complex seeks to mechanize its agriculture, is to make of Cameroon a supplier of agricultural machines for the local market and that of Central Africa. “The Minister asked us to go today over 1000 tractors, to produce more so that Cameroon can sell these agricultural machines outside,” declared the Honorary Consul of India in Cameroon At the end of the meeting that brought together MINEPAT, the india party and local traditional leaders.
As part of the establishment of the CIE, Cameroon signed with India on 14 September 2012 the cassava convention. It is foreseen, said MINEPAT, the manufacture of heavier gear that can work in forest areas. However, the decisive issue at this level is the procurement with the Indian side. Louis Paul Motaze said negotiations are under way and in the next few days a trip will be made to finalize some points in India.
The Industrial Complex of Ebolowa has an area of 10.8 hectares. According to the documents made available by the MINEPAT, it “was eligible for the Emergence security device “.