The employees of the Chinese company CHEC, which built the deep sea port of Kribi and is currently working on the construction of a motorway more than 30 km from the port site to the town of Kribi, have come to better feelings and have resumed service, we learned from good sources.
After 14 days of strike action to demand better working conditions, these employees were granted a lump sum of 125,000 CFA francs for arrears of transport and accommodation allowances. In addition, they were promised to have decent housing and pay slips in good standing.
The Chinese company CHEC for its part, criticized on all sides, has finally obtained the exit of pound of its trucks confiscated several days ago by the town council of Kribi I, for nonpayment of the local taxes, in particular the tax on the transport of Products.
“In its contract with the Government of Cameroon, CHEC is exempt from all taxes. As for local taxes, they are paid by the client, “said SDO of the Ocean, Antoine Bisaga. Consequently, at the end of the negotiations, the payment of the 756 million CFA francs claimed by the Council of Kribi I from CHEC, was attributed to the Ministry of Public Works, the owner of the motorway infrastructure in construction.