The issue was at the heart of the audience granted by President Paul Biya to Jay Ireland, General Electric Africa’s President, on 30 June 2017 at the Unity Palace.
“We discussed a set of projects with the president, on which we work in Cameroon, and particularly in the fields of energy, health, transport; As well as what we can do to increase our investment in your country, “the US industrialist told the press after the hearing.
If Jay Ireland has not given more details on the content of the exchanges, we know a little more about the transport part. Indeed, reports Investir au Cameroun, a few hours later, following a meeting with Transport Minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, General Electric’s President Africa revealed some projects in the industrial group, in connection with its activities in Cameroon.
“With regard to the railway, we look forward to the supply of nine locomotives for the Africa Cup of Nations. This will help carry the spectators to watch the matches. We are very pleased with the progress of the project, “said Jay Ireland.
General Electric has been present in Cameroon for six years, and is working on the development of its activities, notably in the sectors of electrical energy, water, health and transport. Some of these projects will be effective in the next two years.
The group has a drinking water supply project whose production through Camwater is estimated at 55,000 cubic meters per day. This project is financed to the tune of 32 billion CFA francs by Exim Bank USA with principal arranger the Société Générale de Paris.