Cameroon – West: Oil shippers strike in Bafoussam paralyzes oil circulation

Written by Deckson N.

The strikers refuted the accusations of accumulated loss of money that would be brought against them by the Cameroonian oil company.

On the morning of July 3, 2017, the daily Mutations edition of July 5, 2017 reports that on this day, the activity related to the transport of inflammable liquid was paralyzed in the city of Bafoussam, West Cameroon. Heavy-duty truck drivers who observed the strike slogan “flying dead“, parked their tank trucks all along the main entrance of the local representative of the Cameroonian Oil Deposit Corporation (Scdp). The newspaper reported that gathered in the drinking places and other local gargotes, the drivers of the heavy vehicles parked did not fail to express their dissatisfaction. “They would be accused of accumulated losses. While some of them say rarely manipulate money belonging to the said company, “.

On the Bulletin board of the Scdp Bafoussam the daily reports that a note of the company’s managers is posted there. The said note is dated July 3, 2017. “Following the crisis situation of the refusal to offload the trucks, on the instructions of the Director General of the Scdp, trucks coming from the National Refinery Company (Sonara) will be deported punctually on the basis of the certificate of measurement of the trucks, pending the recommendations of the commission of losses and measure … All trucks will have to be deposited only in the presence of the marketer “, written in the document posted at the Scdp Bafoussam.

However, the newspaper pointed out that after a descent to the gendarmes’ premises, the two sides reached a consensus. Work resumed timidly. A list of truckers on the road to the factory was even posted.

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