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Cameroon: Deepening Anglophone crisis forces Military to take over road project in SW region

The Military Engineering corps “Genie Militaire” has been contracted to take over the tarring of the Kumba- Ekondo Titi stretch of road, sources have confirmed.

This follows the resignation of the Tunisian engineering firm SOROUBAT-CM, original contractors working on the road project, reported to have abandoned works over security reasons.

The 60 km stretch of road that cost over FCFA 32.2 Billion, repeatedly suffered sabotage from gunmen, culminating in the abduction of some Tunisian workers last year.

The Military engineering corps, reportedly reputed for her ability to subdue everything to silence, especially in areas plagued with security and/or disaster concerns, has since its creation in 1962 carried out a series of key socio-economic projects in Cameroon.

Prime Minister Chief Dr Dion Ngute, would be in Kumba on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to relaunch the tarring of the road project.

Published on 28.04.2020

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