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Cameroon – Social housing: Britain to build 5300 housing units in Yaounde, Douala, and Kribi through UK public-private partnership

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Written by Deckson N.

The Cameroonian Head of State, Paul Biya, received on Thursday in audience a delegation of British businessmen led by Yaounde High Commissioner, Brian Olley.

At the end of the meeting, the diplomat revealed that “more than 5,300 social housing units will soon be built in Cameroon, thanks to a British public-private partnership“. The British diplomat said that these projects, amounting to 140 billion CFA francs will be realized in Douala, Yaounde and Kribi.

Turning to security issues, Brian Olley announced that Britain would intensify its support for the Cameroonian defense forces, particularly in the area of military training, revealing that a post of military attaché would be created In April next in its representation in Cameroon.

On the humanitarian front, the diplomat said that more than 15 billion CFA francs had already been mobilized by the United Kingdom for the assistance to refugees and displaced persons victims of terrorism, a support to diversify thanks to the contribution of the British International Development Agency.

In terms of cooperation, and according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), London (US $ 88.2 million) ranks second among Cameroon’s bilateral donors behind France (US $ 167 million) Germany (US $ 87.4 million), the United States (US $ 40.7 million) and Japan (US $ 25.1 million).

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