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Cameroon – Shortage of drinking water: 400 billion CFA francs invested without improvement in the daily life of the populations

Written by Deckson N.

In Cameroon, 400 billion FCFA have just been invested in the Yaounde drinking water project, the shortage of which continues to shake the capital.

The drinking water supply project is designed to supply Yaoundé with between 300 and 400 000 m3/day, Basile Atangana Kouna, the minister of water and energy, sain in an interview with CRTV.

The cost of the project is 400 billion CFA francs. The project is co-financed by the People’s Republic of China to the tune of 85% and 15% for Cameroon.

The Yaoundé Drinking Water Project includes a water intake station, from the Sanaga River to Nachtigal (4 ha). A water treatment plant in Emana – Batchenga (15ha). And, a first drinking water supply station at Nkometou III. A second to Nyom II.

Yaoundé’s drinking water needs, which have a population of over 2 million, are officially estimated at 315 000 m3/day.

The observers hope to see the public authorities, to keep their promises, which will put an end to the ordeal of the populations, who, in the early hours of the morning, start looking for drinking water in the few corners of the capital where the Commodity is available.

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