The Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi will on Tuesday May 16, 2017 launch the project to reconstruct the Bamenda-Babadjou stretch of road which has become a dead trap to travelers in the North West region.
The minister who will be accompanied by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Works, Louis Max AYINA is acting upon instructions from the Head of State through Prime Minister Philemon Yang.
The ceremony will take place in Santa sub division where the 35km road from Babadjou in the west region to Bamenda in the North West region is expected to be reconstructed to ease circulation. There will also be the construction of the 5km round-about track of the Bamenda entrance cliff and the 12km urban section in the city of Bamenda making a total linear extent of 52km, with joint funding from the World Bank to the tune of FCFA 60.7 billion.
There will also be the constructions of facilities such a weighing station, two rest areas, a toll station, markets, several multiply portable water systems as well as the tarring of 50km of secondary roads to open up farming areas.
A Press release from the ministry of Public Works indicates that Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi during his stay in the region will visit construction sites including the construction of the second entrance into Bamenda, 20km, as well as the Bamenda-Babessi and Ndop-Kumbo sections of the ring road, 60.5km.
In addition, he will on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at the Bamenda Congress Hall preside over an evaluation meeting of road maintenance programmes for 2016 and 2017 in the region.Contractors,Technical Studies Engineering Firms and the concerned staff of the central and devolved services of the ministry of Public Works.
The government of Cameroon has come under criticism recently over the negligence to reconstruct the dreaded Bamenda-Babadjou road.
Even though earmarked for construction, it is believed that the Anglophone crisis hastened government to launch the project.