Aboulou, a Cameroonian village, bordering Gabon on a distance of 2km in the region of the South, will benefit from a bridge of 100 meters on the river Kom which connects the two neighboring countries.
According to the minister in charge of the economy (Minepat), Louis Paul Motaze (photo), who was in this cross-border locality on June 24, “the studies of this project are completed and the financing is imminent. This will strengthen subregional integration“. Meanwhile, Minepat announced the release of a sum of CFAF 42 million for the purchase of outboards to facilitate trade between the two neighboring countries via the Kom River.
To understand the importance of the work to be constructed, it must be remembered that, as is already Kyé-Ossi for Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, Aboulou is destined to be a supply hub. And in order to facilitate trade with neighboring Gabon, the state of Cameroon had considered building a border market in this village since 2011. The inauguration was planned for 2013.
Cameroonians in Aboulou have launched massively into food crops such as plantain, coco-yams and cassava to supply the Gabonese market. But, it is clear that the site was abandoned by the service provider.
Today, producers continue to spread their crops on the ground. Louis Paul Motaze then indicated that 183 million CFA francs were available since March 2017, for the resumption of work on the Aboulou market. Beginning of work: February 2018.